Definition of isolation ward in English:

isolation ward


  • A ward in a hospital set aside for patients with contagious or infectious diseases.

    ‘five Ebola patients are being treated in an isolation ward’
    • ‘He called for the urgent dispatch of field hospitals with isolation wards and mobile medical laboratories to West Africa.’
    • ‘Its health workers spend a maximum of a month working in isolation wards and then are rotated out.’
    • ‘Now, those brave enough to try to get into isolation wards often are turned away.’
    • ‘The clinic has some personal protective gear but not the full-body suits and expertise of an isolation ward.’
    • ‘Any individual showing symptoms was quickly moved to an isolation ward for further testing.’
    • ‘Officials gave no details about her condition but said she was in an isolation ward at Oslo University Hospital.’
    • ‘The hospital is now aiming to more quickly identify any suspected patients and get them out of the emergency room and into an isolation ward immediately.’
    • ‘She was initially hospitalised in an isolation ward but doctors allowed her to return home - as long as she did not go near her children.’
    • ‘In past outbreaks, the sick were abandoned by their families or just dropped off at the isolation wards.’
    • ‘The unidentified patient had been put into an isolation ward as a precaution since he had recently traveled to a West African country and had a fever.’