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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
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Quote:
ward (wôrd)
n.
1.
a. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.

What do you call it when it holds less than six patients or just one patient?



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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ward

Quote:
ward (wôrd)
n.
1.
a. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.

What do you call it when it holds less than six patients or just one patient?





Two or three persons in a hospital room? Probably just a room.
Three or four or five persons? "Unit" is one possible noun to use, e.g. an intensive care unit.

Others hopefully have other suggestions or opinions.

TMe
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:30:35 AM

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A room in a hospital usually(capable of) holding six or more patients.
It has lessor number of patients,doesn't matter. It still is 'ward' unless it is isolated or holds lessor number of patients for medical reasons. IMO

I am a layman.
Romany
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:32:52 AM
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If it's a room for a single patient we call it a private room.

It it's a room for two patients we call it a "Two-bed Ward", and for four patients a "Four-bed Ward"

Anything over that is a General Ward.

But I don't think these are set in stone: the nomenclature may vary in non-NHS (i.e. private) hospitals.
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:02:18 AM

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