A HOSPITAL SITE is an ORGANISATION SITE that is a hospital. It should contain at least one bed routinely used by PATIENTS overnight. However, a dental hospital which does not have beds routinely used by PATIENTS overnight may be classified as a HOSPITAL SITE if it includes at least one bed routinely used by PATIENTS by day. A hospital is an establishment for which the main purpose is to provide medical or psychiatric treatment for illness or mental disorder or palliative care.

A hospital is run by a general manager and contracted staff within an organisational hierarchy of SERVICE POINTS. Each SERVICE POINT serves a specific function and uses accommodation, equipment and money to provide residential care or allied and supporting services for PATIENTS.

A hospital which provides high security psychiatric services in high security accommodation for PATIENTS liable to be detained in hospital under provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983, who require treatment under conditions of special security on account of their dangerous, violent or criminal propensities, must be part of an NHS trust approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of providing such services.

Any establishment in which treatment or nursing (or both) are provided for persons liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 is a HOSPITAL SITE.

The site may or may not be classed as a NHS site.

This class is also known by these names:

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