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vol·un·tar·y hos·pi·tal

a hospital supported in part by voluntary contributions and under the control of a local, usually self-appointed, board of managers; a nonprofit hospital.

voluntary hospital

Community hospital, see there.

vol·un·tar·y hos·pi·tal

(vol'ŭn-tar-ē hos'pi-tăl)
Facility supported in part by voluntary contributions and under the control of a local, usually self-appointed, board of managers; a nonprofit hospital.
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The almshouse and voluntary hospital survived and evolved into our present hospital and medical center that is the hub of high technology and treatment.
Certainly, one of the most characteristic features of the formation of the British state from the eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth was the extent to which the provision of welfare, education and culture was left to voluntary societies such as friendly societies and voluntary hospitals.
It's also an affront to the dedicated fundraisers who work so tirelessly to raise money so these voluntary hospitals can provide essential services.
It wasn't until 1948 when it joined the NHS that it ceased to be a voluntary hospital, but by then it was already embedded in the very heart of Teesside.
When I came to Wolverhampton after war service, there was still a difference between the voluntary hospital and the local-authority infirmary.
It was a voluntary hospital run, funded and mostly staffed by the people of Middlesbrough for the good of the sick poor.
St Mary's, like many of its sister institutions in Birmingham (where pioneering work on penicillin and its uses was also in progress) was a voluntary hospital.
com The North West Cancer Research Fund is one of the oldest independent medical research charities in the region, having its roots in the Liverpool Radium Institute, which was the voluntary hospital attending to the needs of cancer patients when the NHS was formed in 1948.

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