MHa place where people who are old and ill can live and be looked after [= old people's home]
WORD FOCUS: hospital WORD FOCUS: hospital types of hospital:medical centerAmerican English (a big hospital) maternity hospital (for women who are having a baby) mental hospital/psychiatric hospital (for people who are mentally ill) clinic (for people receiving a particular kind of treatment) hospice (for people who are dying) nursing home (for old people) parts of a hospital:A&EalsocasualtyBritish English, emergency roomAmerican English, operating theatreBritish English/operating roomAmerican English, ward, unit people in a hospital:doctor, nurse, surgeon, patient, orderly ➔ See alsohospital
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