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ward

 [word]
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

Ward

(wōrd),
Owen C., 20th-century pediatrician. See: Romano-Ward syndrome.

Ward

(wōrd),
Frederick O., British osteologist, 1818-1877. See: Ward triangle.

ward

(wōrd),
A large room or other area in a medical facility where patients experiencing similar medical conditions or receiving similar treatment are housed.
See also: unit.
[A.S. weard]

ward

(wôrd)
n.
1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.

ward

A hospital unit which, as defined in the UK, consists of a group of inpatient beds in one or more rooms with associated treatment facilities, which is managed by a senior nurse; alternatively, one room may be divided into more than one ward.

ward

Unit Hospital care A unit of in patient beds–usually from 10-40 designated for a particular type of service or care–eg, pediatric ward, OB ward–aka labor & delivery, CCU–coronary care unit, ICU–intensive care unit, oncology unit

ward

(wōrd)
A large room or hall in a hospital containing a number of beds.
See also: unit
[A.S. weard]
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'Until Bobby had been made a ward of court, it was important to keep in contact as this group has a record for going underground.
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Mr Justice Sumner made Bobby Kelly a ward of court at a private hearing and the Official Solicitor, Laurence Oates, issued a statement in an attempt to find him.
The girl's pregnancy was first revealed in October last year, when social workers acted to make her a ward of court and secured a blanket ban on identifying her or approaching her.
He stated the hospital had "falsely claimed" Alfie was a ward of court and the delay meant the youngster had missed the flight, which was chartered from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Yesterday's changes also get rid of the old Ward of Court system.
The story opens with the return of Iolanthe who had been banished from fairyland for marrying a mortal, but complications arise when her half-fairy son Strephon falls in love with Phyllis, a ward of court to the Lord Chancellor.
The couple made their daughter a ward of court, which empowers judges to act in the little girl's best interests in a legal dispute.