Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home

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The Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home (DMNH) was a 25-bed nursing home in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada. It was built in 1948 as the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, and was repurposed into a nursing home after a new wing, which would become the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, was built in 1983. It was replaced by Harbourview Lodge in 2010, and was demolished.


DMNH was named after a local well-known doctor, Dr. Duncan MacMillan. The building that was used as DMNH from 1983–2010 was originally built in 1948, and used as Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. It was converted into a Nursing Home in 1983 after a new wing was built and made into the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital.[1]

The old door to the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, was used as a window for Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home.

In December 2005, negotiations between DMNH and the union representing DMNH staff broke down, leading to the threat of a strike over the Christmas holiday.[2] A negotiated agreement was reached in early January 2006.[3]

The Nova Scotia Department of Health announced plans in 2007 to build a replacement nursing home for Sheet Harbour in 2010.[4][1]


  1. ^ a b Christie, Janice (April 28, 2011). "Sheet Harbour to receive new Nursing Home". Sheet Harbour Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ NDP News Release (20 December 2005). "Dexter Calls For All Parties to Work to Avert Christmas Strike at Nursing Home". HalifaxLive.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Nursing-home staff accept offer". CBC News. January 5, 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Sheet Harbour Nursing Home to be Replaced". Nova Scotia Department of Health press release. February 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 

Coordinates: 44°55′13″N 62°31′57″W / 44.92032°N 62.53251°W / 44.92032; -62.53251