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isolation ward

Etymology: It, isolare, to detach; ME, warden
a room or section of a hospital in which certain categories of patients, particularly those infected with acute contagious diseases, can be treated with a minimum of contact with the rest of the patients and hospital personnel.
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We will ask all private and major government hospitals all over the state to prepare isolation wards of at least six beds.
She is remanded to the isolation ward under the care of Dr Stringer (Jared Harris) and immediately clashes with dour Nurse Lundt (Susanna Burney) and orderly Roy (Dan Anderson).
All the medical personnel who are working in the isolation ward are told to obey the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)," he said.
The patients were admitted to a special isolation ward and were receiving treatment," he said.
They are the latest step in a programme which has seen the creation of a new isolation ward, antibiotic prescribing changes and the installation of new hand-wash stations, amongst other things.
A Midland hospital trust has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the-art superbug isolation ward, where patients with MRSA and clostridium difficile will be treated.
They remain in an isolation ward at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary.
The elderly woman had been put in an isolation ward after catching the bug following an operation at the Southern General, Glasgow.
Flexible space with movable walls will enable a conventional unit to be converted into an isolation ward in a pinch.
Mohammed Saddon, 16, who was injured in his home town near Basra, is now in an isolation ward at Selly Oak Hospital.
He was admitted to an isolation ward at Northwick Park Hospital, north west London, after going down with symptoms of the fatal flu-like disease.
We're all so excited today because it's over 300 for the first time, and that's what the doctors were hoping for by now,'' Patricia said Wednesday from her daughter's room in the isolation ward at the hospital where she will remain for another month.