Health & Care
Access Health Services Close to Home
If you are a family physician/general practicioner interested in practicing medicine in a vibrant little town that has a hospital, a supportive team of health professionals, and is close to three major hospitals in the region, read on! Practicing Medicine in Sackville (1.9 MB PDF)
- 20-bed facility
- Inpatient care
- 24-hour emergency department
- Day surgery program and outpatient services
- Local Red Cross and VON offices
Doctors: Eight family physicians practice in Sackville along with one naturopathic doctor.
Health Professionals: Dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, optometrists – they're all all found in Sackville, so traveling out of town for services is not an issue.
The York Street Children's Centre, The Spotted Toad Daycare, and the Bridge Street Academy are provincially licensed facilities. These day care centres are committed to working with families to provide quality child care. Programs are available for infants through to after-school care.
The United Church Home For Senior Citizens operates the 90-patient Drew Nursing Home as well as Tantramar Residences, which includes 9 cottages (4 units per cottage) for independent seniors. Both facilities are located adjacent to Mount Allison University and within walking distance of downtown.
The Charlotte Street Senior Care home and several seniors housing units complement the community’s senior care resources.
Sackville bears the distinction of having not only one of the lowest crime rates in the province, but one of the lowest crime rates in the country. Police services in Sackville are provided by the RCMP, much like in Moncton. Members of this force provide excellent bilingual service to our community. Rural and highway detachments of the RCMP also provide services in the surrounding areas.
Sackville's fire department is made up of 40 volunteer fire-fighters who have achieved an outstanding record in meeting the town's fire-fighting and rescue emergency needs. A recent survey of over 100 local businesses gave our volunteer fire department a 99% approval rate for responding to calls for assistance. The department maintains a fleet of modern vehicles.