geriatric ward


geriatric ward
section of a hospital in which the aged are cared for

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • geriatric — Relating to old age or to geriatrics. * * * ge·ri·at·ric .jer ē a trik, .jir n 1) ge·ri·at·rics pl but sing in constr a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people compare GERONTOLOGY 2) an aged person …   Medical dictionary

  • geriatric — adjective 1 (only before noun) connected with the medical care and treatment of old people: The geriatric ward at the hospital is under threat of closure. 2 informal too old to work properly or effectively: geriatric judges | another of those… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • geriatric — [ˌdʒɛrɪ atrɪk] adjective 1》 relating to old people. 2》 informal decrepit or out of date. noun an old person, especially one receiving special care. Origin 1920s: from Gk gēras old age + iatros doctor , on the pattern of paediatric. Usage… …   English new terms dictionary

  • geriatric — ger|i|at|ric [ ,dʒeri ætrık ] adjective 1. ) only before noun MEDICAL relating to old age or the process of getting older: a geriatric ward 2. ) INFORMAL old. People usually use this word in a humorous way but some people consider it to be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • geriatric — UK [ˌdʒerɪˈætrɪk] / US adjective 1) [only before noun] relating to old age, or to the process of getting older a geriatric ward 2) informal old. People usually use this word in a humorous way but some people consider it to be offensive …   English dictionary

  • ward — ward1 W3 [wo:d US wo:rd] n [: Old English; Origin: weard guarding ] 1.) a large room in a hospital where people who need medical treatment stay maternity/general/geriatric etc ward (=a ward for people with a particular medical condition) on/in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ward — I UK [wɔː(r)d] / US [wɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms ward : singular ward plural wards * 1) a large room in a hospital with beds for people to stay in a surgical/geriatric/psychiatric ward Jo is a staff nurse working on the maternity ward.… …   English dictionary

  • ward — ward1 [ wɔrd ] noun count * 1. ) a large room in a hospital with beds for people to stay in: a surgical/geriatric/psychiatric ward Jo is working on the maternity ward. admit someone to a ward (=bring them into hospital to stay): When Julie was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ward — 1 noun (C) 1 a large room in a hospital where people who need medical treatment stay: She s in charge of three different wards. | maternity/general/geriatric etc ward (=a ward for people with a particular medical condition) 2 BrE one of the small …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ugie Hospital — is a small hospital in Peterhead, Scotland, providing psychogeriatric services. MRSA outbreak In 2004 the Ravenscraig geriatric ward at the hospital was closed to new admissions because of an outbreak of MRSA among the elderly patients. Eight of… …   Wikipedia


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