Definition of medical orderly in English:

medical orderly


  • An attendant in a hospital responsible for the non-medical care of patients and the maintenance of order and cleanliness.

    ‘Spencer's first war duty was as a medical orderly’
    • ‘After the war broke out, he was deployed as a medical orderly in various hospitals.’
    • ‘When a medical orderly came over to check on her, she was already dead.’
    • ‘North, a corporal, was serving as a medical orderly with No 2806 Squadron of the RAF Regiment.’
    • ‘My experience as a medical orderly in the R. A. F. during National Service helps me to give first aid until the ambulance arrives.’
    • ‘George wished to become a medical orderly and was recommended for the post by the recruiting officer.’
    • ‘It was a terrible wound and the medical orderly was unable to staunch the flow of blood.’
    • ‘He devoted himself to assisting the medical orderlies with the local casualties.’
    • ‘As medical orderlies tended to the wounded man he ordered all unnecessary personnel to safety.’
    • ‘He served as a medical orderly in World War I.’
    • ‘It took two big, strong medical orderlies to control him.’