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Places where people receive medical care

asylum

noun

a mental hospital (=a hospital for people with mental illnesses)

Broadmoor

a special hospital in southern England for criminals who are mentally ill

care home

noun

a home for people who need continuous medical treatment or who are unable to look after themselves, especially people who are old or mentally ill

clinic

noun

a place where people go to receive a particular type of medical treatment or advice

clinic

noun

a private hospital where patients have to pay directly for their treatment

cottage hospital

noun

a small local hospital that does not treat serious illnesses

day care

noun

care given during the day to people who need special help, for example because they are old or disabled

day centre

noun

a place where care is given during the day to people who need special help, for example because they are old or disabled

field hospital

noun

a temporary hospital for injured soldiers near an area of fighting

funny farm

noun

a hospital for people who are mentally ill

general hospital

noun

a hospital that can treat most people and that does not limit itself to one particular type of medical problem

general practice

noun

the place or organization where a doctor or lawyer in general practice works

GP

noun

general practice

halfway house

noun

a temporary place to live for people who have spent a long time somewhere such as a prison or psychiatric hospital

health centre

noun

a building where people can go to see a doctor or nurse

hospice

noun

a hospital that looks after people who are dying

hospital

noun

a place where people stay when they are ill or injured and need a lot of care from doctors and nurses

hospital

noun

belonging to or connected with a hospital

infirmary

noun

a hospital: this word is often used in the names of hospitals

institution

noun

a hospital or other building where people are looked after for a long time, for example if they are disabled or mentally ill

loony bin

noun

an offensive word for a hospital for mentally ill people

lunatic asylum

noun

an offensive word for a hospital where people with mental illnesses are treated, now called a psychiatric hospital

madhouse

noun

an offensive word for a hospital for people with mental illnesses

mental home

noun

a psychiatric hospital. This word is now considered offensive.

mental hospital

noun

a psychiatric hospital. This word is no longer considered polite.

the Priory

a private hospital near London for people who want to get treatment for their mental problems, or their problems with drugs or alcohol. It is used by many rich and famous people.

psychiatric hospital

noun

a hospital that treats people who have a mental illness

sanatorium

noun

a large building like a hospital where people who have had a serious illness go so that doctors can take care of them while they get better

spa

noun

a place with a natural supply of mineral water where people go because the water is considered to improve health

surgery

noun

a place where people can visit a doctor or a dentist. The American word is office.

teaching hospital

noun

a hospital where students who are learning to be doctors are trained

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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