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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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is Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I wonder if the current health board management would have axed those cottage hospital beds?
Vince Peart, of The Firs, Alston, has been heading the campaign against the closure of the Alston's cottage hospital.
The Prime Minister has been urged to intervene and overturn proposals to close a cottage hospital in Staffordshire.
The cottage hospital has a limited range of services, poor facilities and is close to the Burton conurbation,' the report adds.
I was treated with great skill and kindness by all the staff and found the smaller scale of the cottage hospital comforting.
Mrs Hewitt insisted not all existing cottage hospitals were suitable for the modern NHS, saying many were "Victorian workhouses".
But in the Commons, Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley criticised suggestions that Mrs Hewitt was the "saviour" of the cottage hospital, telling her to "come back to Planet Earth".
WHILE I have frequently criticised some of the spendthrift policies of some Welsh Assembly AMs, I should pay tribute to the excellent care and support that I have always received from both Glan Clwyd and Holywell Cottage hospitals, and when needed, home carers, ever since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1980, and later with prostate cancer and diabetes.
COTTAGE hospitals under threat from closure will be saved and 50 new ones built in a radical NHS shake-up.
Trust Board to withdraw their original idea of closing Chatsworth House in Prestatyn and strengthen and expand the facilities and services that this wonderful Cottage Hospital has provided and is still providing, for countless families in Prestatyn and its hinterland.