Definition of health service in English:

health service

noun

  • 1A public service providing medical care:

    ‘federal health policies should ensure the provision of adequate health services’
    • ‘It is not the same as hospitals and health services, and care and rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Why can't this be used to establish a decent public health service that everyone can afford to use?’
    • ‘If I were to have an accident, I know I will be well taken care of by our health services.’
    • ‘She can control, by Order in Council, what a health service can and cannot do.’
    • ‘Interestingly, amalgamation turned out to be good for public health service in Toronto.’
    • ‘But even at the height of the communist system there was never a national health service.’
    • ‘The priority in the initial years was to strengthen the public health services.’
    • ‘There is widespread misunderstanding or confusion regarding public health services.’
    • ‘After all it is more economically sound to keep a public health service and it is much better for all concerned.’
    • ‘There was a major overhaul of the public health service, badly needed after recent cholera epidemics in the South.’
    • ‘Irish residents can use the card to get treatment in the public health service of any EU country.’
    • ‘The poor are best served by a good public health service that is funded by taxation and free at the time of delivery.’
    • ‘Some states' governments have tried to use area health services to deliver care.’
    • ‘Evidence for the dismal state of the public health services is well documented.’
    • ‘They do this to assure the public that health services meet high standards, and that doctors can be trusted.’
    • ‘As recently as three years ago some politicians could talk about the NHS as the finest health service in the world.’
    • ‘There is a national health service, but private medicine serves a large share of the population.’
    • ‘He should make up his mind whether he wants to be in the public health service to provide a service to St Lucia.’
    • ‘So we don't spend a lot of money when you consider the amount of money that's spent on the health service.’
    • ‘The full funding of long term care as an integral part of a universal health service is long overdue.’
    1. 1.1the health serviceBritish
      • ‘Firstly, is the health service equipped to take the lead in public protection?’
      • ‘Would these not be better spent on our universities, our health service and other public services?’
      • ‘We know that there are some powerful barriers to use of the health service.’
      • ‘It shows that the chest pain observation unit has the potential to improve care and may reduce costs to the health service.’
      • ‘It is vital the public have confidence in the health service and in the blood bank.’
      • ‘Government ministers look down on the health service and don't quite understand.’
      • ‘Our strike is important for everyone in the health service and the public sector.’
      • ‘How should the public health community and the health service respond?’
      • ‘The enthusiasm of the health service to promote screening has perhaps given women unrealistic expectations.’
      • ‘The reforms of the health service form the centrepiece of Labour's election campaign.’
      • ‘There are many similarities between the problems of the health service and the patient with chronic disease.’
      • ‘Few GPs seem impressed by the government's plans for the future of the health service.’
      • ‘She did, however, pioneer family planning services in the early years of the health service.’
      • ‘As a result, the health service is chronically short of information technology skills.’
      • ‘Restricting demand by restricting access has often seemed to be the only strategy in the health service.’
      • ‘Increasing attendance in primary care is an important problem for the health service.’
      • ‘The approach is feasible to implement within the health service and the patient sample was non-selective.’
      • ‘All I would like to know is where has it gone because it certainly has not gone into the health service in the area that I live in.’
      • ‘Schools, the health service, the public sector - they all had a place in our awards as well.’
      • ‘Stuffing fry and beer down your throat everyday is the real factor that is bending the health service.’

Pronunciation:

health service

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