From Ganfyd

Jump to: navigation, search

An institution to which patients are admitted while ill.

Flag of England.pngFlag of Wales.gif

The term hospital was defined legally about 2000 to mean.

"Hospital" (except in the expression health service hospital) means-

  • an establishment-
    1. the main purpose of which is to provide medical or psychiatric treatment for illness or mental disorder or palliative care; or
    2. in which (whether or not other services are also provided) any of the listed services are provided;
  • any other establishment in which treatment or nursing (or both) are provided for persons liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. Crown ©[1]


Personal tools