Definition of 'accident and emergency'

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Example sentences containing 'accident and emergency'

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Almost all ambulance trusts are failing to reach dying patients fast enough as long queues at accident and emergency departments cause delays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some patients like this suffer horrible deaths in hospital or in accident and emergency departments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The men had been left outside the accident and emergency department. The Sun (2013)Instead the manifesto just says that the party will stop closure of accident and emergency departments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Leading doctors have called for a ban on cheap alcohol in an effort to reduce demand on hospital accident and emergency wards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can't run an accident and emergency department without an orthopaedic department. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Patients who use hospital accident and emergency units to obtain care that could be provided by GPs are also targeted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A hospital 's accident and emergency department was closed yesterday as a major incident was declared. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For 13 years Casualty cruelly confined to us to the accident and emergency department of its hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One in 10 Scots seeking treatment at accident and emergency departments waits more than four hours to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A record number of patients in England are having to wait more than four hours for treatment in accident and emergency departments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their agonising search of the local accident and emergency departments in the aftermath of one of Europe's worst rail disasters had been fruitless. Times, Sunday Times (2013)CLOSING hospital accident and emergency departments has knock-on effects that lead to more patient deaths, a study shows. The Sun (2014)Patients are taught how to treat themselves without calling on the services of their GP, hospital outpatient or accident and emergency department. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The figures suggest there's been a threefold rise in the number of people admitted to accident and emergency units following the government's relaxation of the licensing laws. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

Translations for 'accident and emergency'

British English: accident and emergency /ˈæksɪdənt ənd ɪˈmɜːdʒnsɪ/ NOUN
Accident and emergency is the room or department in a hospital where people who have severe injuries or sudden illness are taken for emergency treatment.
  • American English: emergency room
  • Arabic: إِدارَةُ الـحَوَادِث والطَوَارِئ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pronto-socorro
  • Chinese: 医院急救部
  • Croatian: odjel traumatologije
  • Czech: ambulance v nemocnici
  • Danish: skadestue
  • Dutch: eerstehulppost
  • European Spanish: servicio de urgencias
  • Finnish: ensiapuosasto
  • French: urgences
  • German: Notaufnahme
  • Greek: τμήμα επείγοντων περιστατικών
  • Italian: pronto soccorso
  • Japanese: 救急病棟
  • Korean: 응급실
  • Norwegian: akuttmottak
  • Polish: oddział pomocy doraźnej
  • European Portuguese: serviço de urgência hospitalar
  • Romanian: urgență
  • Russian: отделение неотложной помощи
  • Latin American Spanish: servicio de urgencias
  • Swedish: olycks- och akutavdelning
  • Thai: อุบัติเหตุและ หน่วยฉุกเฉิน
  • Turkish: kaza & acil servis
  • Ukrainian: приймальний покій
  • Vietnamese: phòng/khoa cấp cứu


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