Hospital

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An institution to which patients are admitted while ill.

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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]

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