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As used in UK healthcare, any site where events pertinent to the NHS occur.

Hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries, clinics, NHS board offices, nursing homes and schools. Each location has a 5-character “institution code”.
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Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire
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Patient discussion about location

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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John Stead, the senior animal welfare officer for Kirklees, said that over the years there had been few serious complaints about cemeteries.
'We were looking for cemeteries with that little bit extra, the ones that had nice little touches such as disabled access or somewhere to tie up dogs.
Veterans may be buried in state cemeteries--with all benefits accorded at national cemeteries--in areas where national cemeteries "cannot fully satisfy veterans' burial needs" The veteran's family receives a $150 burial allowance in this situation.
Aside from littering and mixed waste disposal, EcoWaste Coalition also noted that garbage in some cemeteries were also openly burned as shown by ash residues.
The group criticized the political tarpaulins that have sprouted in many places, particularly in cemeteries in Caloocan, Malabon and Mandaluyong cities.
Meanwhile, all of Renfrewshire Council's cemeteries - with the exception of Broomward Cemetery and Elderslie - contain large headstones and memorial structures that have the potential to pose a risk to visitors, staff and contractors.
After all, with more public cemeteries perceived to have zero vacant space for the burial of the dead, the better for the private memorial park business.
'Nowadays Batswana no longer take care of cemeteries like they used to in the olden days.
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1, Save Our Cemeteries today announced that it will be supervising a community clean-up of Valence Cemetery on May 3, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm.
The Kuwait City Municipal Council is working on a plan to convert old cemeteries into parks, relocate the city's zoo, and build new housing units.
At the Holy Sites, Zaytoun confirmed that there are two cemeteries, Al-Rabway Cemetery and Arafat Cemetery, which can take the bodies of the martyrs, noting that each cemetery contains a washroom for the deceased and all other burial services.