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base hos·pi·tal

a hospital unit located in a military or recreational encampment; usually of small size and limited facilities, for immediate care of illnesses and injuries.
Synonym(s): camp hospital

base hospital

A military term for a general hospital located at the rear of a protected communications zone.

base hospital

1. A hospital unit within the lines of an army that receives wounded and sick patients from the front line.
2. The medical control hospital for a paramedic unit.
See also: hospital
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After serving at several base hospitals in England, my mother eventually ended up doing operating room nursing at field dressing stations close to the front lines following the battles of Passchendaele and Vimy.
It found me transported to a Canadian base hospital with minor wounds.