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accident and emergency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccident and emergencyˌaccident and eˈmergency noun [uncountable] British English (abbreviation A & E)  the room or department in a hospital where people go if they are injured or suddenly become ill syn emergency room American English
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accident and emergencyA motion axing acute, accident and emergency facilities is expected to be passed.This will include such things as accident and emergency services for people working locally.The predictions are that this will go further to encompass accident and emergency, maternity and even psychiatry.Under Government guidelines, anyone is entitled to free accident and emergency treatment.Since then there had been several extensions built, a new accident and emergency unit, and a radiotherapy centre.Almost a year after presenting to the accident and emergency department she was referred to our chest unit for observation and treatment.The accident and emergency unit has also been reprieved.
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