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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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5) Steven Cherry, "Change and Continuity in Cottage Hospitals, 1859-1948," Medical History, 36 (1992): 271-89.
Psychiatric emergencies (such as disturbed people threatening to shoot others) and occupational and domestic accidents also contributed to the unpredictability of cottage hospital life.
During his early Bonne Bay days, Murphy did undertake confinements in patients' homes, but it is clear that over time he encouraged pregnant women to give birth in the cottage hospital (on average about 100 cases a year).
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 cottage hospital has a limited range of services, poor facilities and is close to the Burton conurbation,' the report adds.
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".
So thanks to both these hospitals, even if Holywell Cottage hospital building itself is an absolute disgrace in this day and age.
The country's 300 cottage hospitals, including 80 earmarked for closure, will be expanded.
Under Mrs Hewitt's plans, 50 new cottage hospitals will be built and funding found for specialist centres and the expansion of GPs' surgeries.
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.