hospital bed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hospital bed a single bed with a frame in three sections so the head or middle or foot can be raised as required
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Quotations

  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people?s hands, people used to be shocked because they?d never seen this before. To me it was quite normal.”

Usage

In literature:

The doctor called on the chief surgeon of the naval hospital and went round the beds with him.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
We both took the next train from Waterloo, and on arrival at the hospital found the poor girl lying in bed.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
I offered him the chair that always stands beside the hospital bed.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
Suitable table or hospital bed for delivery.
"Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922" by California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
This hospital has only been started two years, and, at the present time, possesses fifty beds.
"From Jungle to Java" by Arthur Keyser
She had never slept on a real bed only when she was in the hospital.
"Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880" by Various
The hospital had fifty beds for the poor.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Eight days later, they tell me it was, I returned to painful consciousness in a hospital bed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
It was stationed at Kragujevatz, where it was given a hospital of 250 beds.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
A few days later the child was taken to the hospital for the operation, and was put to bed.
"Clairvoyance" by Charles Webster Leadbeater
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In poetry:

On his own beast the sufferer laid,
And to an hospitable shed
Bore him,—for all his nursing paid,
And left him on a grateful bed.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions V" by John Pierpont
Onto the white hospital bed
Where one, numb beyond her last of sense,
Closed her eyes on the world's evidence
And into pillows sunk her head.
"A Woman Unconscious" by Ted Hughes

In news:

"There was a holdup where they were providing the care, but just couldn't do the admitting and discharging ," she said, adding that the policy change is aimed at making the system more efficient and easing pressure on hospital beds.
Six hospitals and nearly 1,000 hospital beds are within a 22-minute drive of Independence Township.
"But I am alive people," says Clint Coker from his hospital bed.
Nate Tseglin in a hospital bed on Oct 2.
She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a 320-bed system in Muskogee, Okla. She has served as the COO and CEO of several hospitals in Georgia, South Carolina and Ohio.
An ailing, 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak , is seen on a hospital bed inside a metal defendants cage at his historic trial on Monday, Aug 15, 2011.
A military doctor serving in Afghanistan found himself in a hospital bed after surviving an IED blast, but he didn't stay there for long.
Diane Rodrigues sang, prayed and bounced on her bed during the night at Metropolitan State Hospital.
Sitting at a station more than 20 miles away, Dr Kevin Sherer performed a quick exam this week on a volunteer in a Redmond hospital bed.
Intoxicated patient sets bed on fire at University of Michigan Hospital.
Largo Medical Center Health System is a 425 all private-bed statutory teaching hospital with 12 residency programs.
Acting From A Hospital Bed.
The message was accompanied by a pic of she and the America's Got Talent host in a hospital bed.
From the San Francisco Chronicle New Book Promises Keys to Hotel Industry Kingdom Heads in Beds: a Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality (Doubleday), by Jacob Tomsky.
Shooting suspect Daniel Witczack appeared in his hospital bed during an arraignment on Thursday afternoon.
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