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ward

 [word]
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

Ward

(wōrd),
Owen C., 20th-century pediatrician. See: Romano-Ward syndrome.

Ward

(wōrd),
Frederick O., British osteologist, 1818-1877. See: Ward triangle.

ward

(wōrd),
A large room or other area in a medical facility where patients experiencing similar medical conditions or receiving similar treatment are housed.
See also: unit.
[A.S. weard]

ward

(word)
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition.

ward

(wôrd)
n.
1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.

ward

[wôrd]
Etymology: AS, weard, guard
1 a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2 a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

ward

A hospital unit which, as defined in the UK, consists of a group of inpatient beds in one or more rooms with associated treatment facilities, which is managed by a senior nurse; alternatively, one room may be divided into more than one ward.

ward

Unit Hospital care A unit of in patient beds–usually from 10-40 designated for a particular type of service or care–eg, pediatric ward, OB ward–aka labor & delivery, CCU–coronary care unit, ICU–intensive care unit, oncology unit

ward

(wōrd)
A large room or hall in a hospital containing a number of beds.
See also: unit
[A.S. weard]

ward,

n a person, especially a minor, placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian.
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Importantly, having doubts about the accountability dividend of ward committees is not the same as having doubts about their role in extending public participation.
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As other investigators have, Ward used old newspapers articles and hard to-find official documents to flesh things out.
It can help maximize recovery rates by preparing and presenting material better for mechanical and manual sorting--small enough for good material flow; large enough to facilitate hand picking," Ward says.
Knowsley Village has been transferred into the Prescot West ward and there are other minor changes to ward boundaries in the area.
The patients contacted on the occasion in the ward maintained that they were provided the required medicines including Insulin etc by the management of the hospital.
Short Heath moved from Erdington ward into Perry Common.
The northern boundary of the ward has been amended to include the whole of Victoria Commons and the properties around it in Northfield ward rather than Bournville & Cotteridge.
Though Ward was able to come way with a win after a long layoff, there was perhaps some disappointment that the 32-year-old wasn't able to knock out, or even knock down, a heavy underdog like Brand.