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hospital

 [hos´pit'l]
an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee a committee established in 1991 by the United States Government with members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It provides advice and guidance related to isolation practices and serves as an advisory committee to the centers for disease control and prevention for updating guidelines and policy statements related to control of nosocomial infection.
open hospital
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise their treatment.

day hos·pi·tal

a special facility, or an arrangement within a hospital setting, that enables the patient to come to the hospital for treatment during the day and return home or to another facility at night. Compare: night hospital.

day hospital

Etymology: OE, daeg + L, hospes, guest
a psychiatric facility that offers a therapeutic program during daytime hours for patients. See also partial hospitalization program.

day hospital

A hospital, or a specified area within a hospital, which provides services on a regular daytime basis for specific patient/client groups—e.g., the elderly, mentally ill or those with learning disabilities.

Services normally provided
Assessment, rehabilitation, maintenance of function and clinical treatment.

day hos·pi·tal

(dā hospi-tăl)
Special facility or within a hospital setting, which enables the patient to come to the hospital for daily treatment and return home at night.
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Along with the Day Hospital, which is part of Aston's School of Life Sciences, the company acquires its research facilities as well.
He said: "The day hospital is situated in a really lovely separate wing, with garden space for the patients to relax and enjoy and facilities which have been tailored to meet the specific needs of this complex group of patients.
It has been estimated that at least 40% of admissions to psychiatric inpatient units could be diverted to day hospitals, which serve the same therapeutic function but offer social and economic advantages.
These may include weekend attendance, two sessions daily with attenders overlapping for lunch, travelling day hospital [19], attendance by inpatients, outreach domiciliary rehabilitation [15], and use of the day hospital as a local resource and demonstration centre and as a base for community groups such as stroke clubs.
Framework agreement for the supply of necessary equipment for the fungible material of the day hospital of oncology of the Hospital Universitario San Joan de Reus.
Health services currently provided in day hospitals will continue to be provided, but not in the day hospital and, as a result, Mossley Hill, Park Lodge and Waterloo Day Hospitals will close before the end of this financial year.
All staff currently working within the Day Hospital will continue to work within Mersey Care.
TELEVISION agony aunt Denise Robertson was meeting nurses and patients today at a newlook day hospital on Tyneside.
The centre will be built in the hospital grounds, with existing buildings on the site, including the care and elderly day hospital accommodation, due to be demolished.
The work has doubled the space available in the day hospital area, providing more space and a more comfortable environment for patients.
Proposed: Erection of rehabilitation centre with refurbishment of existing day hospital to provide office/staff accommodation.