cottage hospital

(redirected from cottage hospitals)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.

cottage hospital

1. An institution in which patients are housed in relatively small, home-like units, each providing eating and living space for a small group.
2. (Brit.) A small hospital served by local nonspecialist physicians.
References in periodicals archive ?
One test of his goodwill is how much money he extracts from Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to maintain existing cottage hospitals and perhaps open a few more.
Even the existence of cottage hospitals and the medical care that they dispensed apparently had less impact on midwives than the building of new roadways that allowed motorized ground transportation which eclipsed traditional ocean and waterway travel and created new social and community networks.
Karen Jennings, head of health at Unison, said: "The decision to close many cottage hospitals across the country is driven by panic rather than patient need.
Ms Hewitt said not all existing Victorian cottage hospitals were suitable for delivering modern NHS services.
Our goal has always been to reach a fair outcome but the real impact will be for our members who may once again access the services of Cottage hospitals in Santa Barbara area.
A year on, and it seems this plan is still very much a work in progress, and patients who may previously have been moved to a cottage hospital for after care following surgery or urgent medical intervention are occupying badly needed beds.
The NHS is proposing to end in-patient services at six small rural cottage hospitals in Cumbria ( at Alston, Keswick, Brampton, Cockermouth, Maryport and Millom.
The Prime Minister has been urged to intervene and overturn proposals to close a cottage hospital in Staffordshire.
I was treated with great skill and kindness by all the staff and found the smaller scale of the cottage hospital comforting.
A CASH injection of pounds 750million is to save 100 threatened cottage hospitals, the Government announced yesterday.
WHILE I have frequently criticised some of the spendthrift policies of some Welsh Assembly AMs, I should pay tribute to the excellent care and support that I have always received from both Glan Clwyd and Holywell Cottage hospitals, and when needed, home carers, ever since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1980, and later with prostate cancer and diabetes.
COTTAGE hospitals under threat from closure will be saved and 50 new ones built in a radical NHS shake-up.