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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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The judge, who made the girls wards of court yesterday, has pledged to explain the details and reasons for the court order as soon as possible.
The children have since been made British wards of court but because Palestinian authorities do not recognise the Hague Convention, an international agreement on matters such as child abduction, there is no way of imposing this court order.
They were made British wards of court but the Palestinian authorities refused to send them home.
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The hearing, at which Flintshire County Council social services is applying for the twins to be made wards of court, is subject to a total reporting ban.
The Kilshaws' Flintshire local authority wants the babies made wards of court.
Making Jade and Hannah wards of court, Mrs Justice Hogg paid tribute to those involved in the search for the family who had been on the run since September.
The cash will be paid into the Wards of Court Office which will process any applications for spending.