day hospital


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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

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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Staff at the day hospital have been temporarily redeployed.
One worker said: "Day hospitals were set up to enable people to be cared for in the community, so to take them away is ridiculous.
"We have welcomed Denise Robertson to the day hospital on previous occasions as she is a big supporter of the units and the nurses who provide excellent care." The Gateshead Younger Persons Dementia Team provides a specialist community outreach and day care support service for people under the age of 65 who have a diagnosis of a dementia illness.
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.
Cardiff and Vale University Hospital Board is proposing to transfer day hospital services, including elderly care assessments, out of Rookwood Hospital.
Meetings are held at Mold Community Hospital Ash Grove, CH7 1XG, on the first Thursday of the month (next June 1, ), in the Day Hospital Room from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Mossley Hill Day Hospital, for dementia sufferers, has been earmarked for closure, along with Park Lodge, in Newsham Park, Fairfield, and Waterloo Day Hospital.
Staff have reacted with anger at plans to stop services at Mossley Hill Day Hospital.
TELEVISION agony aunt Denise Robertson was meeting nurses and patients today at a newlook day hospital on Tyneside.
The work has doubled the space available in the day hospital area, providing more space and a more comfortable environment for patients.