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cottage hospital

One of the small rural hospitals with up to 25 beds which were established in the 19th century in the UK, first by Sir Astley Cooper, who converted some cottages near Hemel Hempstead for that purpose in 1827. The advantage of such rural hospitals was that local doctors familiar with the patients could better manage them than could the nearest county hospital. While services and personnel in most cottage hospitals have been largely absorbed into district general hospitals (DGHs) of the NHS, some cottage hospitals, especially in Scotland, are still in operation.
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As many people know, Tredegar and District Cottage Hospital was one of the first that the late Aneurin Bevan inaugurated in the town, and it contributed until very recently and if Simon Stevens has his way, should continue.
Bridie, one of the driving forces behind the Save The Cottage Hospital Committee, said that she hopes the fall-out won't overshadow the real issue.
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During his early Bonne Bay days, Murphy did undertake confinements in patients' homes, but it is clear that over time he encouraged pregnant women to give birth in the cottage hospital (on average about 100 cases a year).
NHS Borders want to axe it, along with 14-bed Coldstream Cottage Hospital.
One of the options under consideration is shutting the 16-bed cottage hospital, possibly by October.
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The new building grows out of the original Victorian cottage hospital which was intended to serve passing riverboat traffic.
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