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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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The "cottage hospital" is a good starting point for any discussion of rural health care in Newfoundland.
Psychiatric emergencies (such as disturbed people threatening to shoot others) and occupational and domestic accidents also contributed to the unpredictability of cottage hospital life.
is Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I wonder if the current health board management would have axed those cottage hospital beds?
One test of his goodwill is how much money he extracts from Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to maintain existing cottage hospitals and perhaps open a few more.
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.
The NHS is proposing to end in-patient services at six small rural cottage hospitals in Cumbria ( at Alston, Keswick, Brampton, Cockermouth, Maryport and Millom.
Karen Jennings, head of health at Unison, said, 'The decision to close many cottage hospitals across the country is driven by panic rather than patient need.
Therefore, for the first time in 74 years, I write to you objecting most strongly to the proposals being floated to close or reduce local north Wales cottage hospitals.
Barton-under-Needwood Cottage Hospital Action Group said the proposal was out of step with the Government's latest health plans which supported the concept of cottage hospitals.
I READ with delight of health secretary Patricia Hewitt's decision to expand 300 cottage hospitals, save 80 from closing and build 50 new ones in a radical NHS shake-up.
A CASH injection of pounds 750million is to save 100 threatened cottage hospitals, the Government announced yesterday.
COTTAGE hospitals under threat from closure will be saved and 50 new ones built in a radical NHS shake-up.