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Etymology: L, locus, place, atus, process
a specific place in the memory of a computer where a unit of information is stored.


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”.


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


a characteristic of data, for example those indicating central tendency, such as median, mean, mode.

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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Dog fouling is increasing in Kirklees and has been identified as a particular problem in cemeteries.
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Forty-eight cemeteries were judged on design, maintenance, facilities, choice and schemes to involve the community.
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Crystal Lake Cemetery poses a bigger problem than other cemeteries, because it is on the edge of downtown, near the Greenwood Memorial Pool.
Inspections at the Great Orme and Bron y Nant cemeteries are already under way and officers will soon visit the nine others in the county.
On July 17, 1862, Congress enacted legislation authorizing the President to purchase "cemetery grounds" to be used as national cemeteries "for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country.
All 131 VA national cemeteries receive wreaths, one for each military service branch, one for the Merchant Marines and one for prisoners of war and those missing in action.
We wish to thank the Archdiocese of New Orleans for the opportunity and privilege in providing the public with a new and unique cemetery tour experience," states Amanda Walker, Executive Director at Save Our Cemeteries.
Carrying out administrative tasks on the objects of the cemetery, in field offices and municipal cemeteries cemetery in the Main Office of the cemetery,- Ongoing maintenance of cemeteries,- Cemetery services,- The service is to protect property, graves, cemetery equipment and infrastructure,- Maintenance of the cemetery infrastructure.
MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday said it has ordered the deployment of its men to assist in cleaning up public cemeteries as the All Saints' Day approaches.
The county's cemeteries may have had a slow dry summer but it allowed workers to catch up on several areas of maintenance.