One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a hospital bed for private patients in a National Health Service hospital.‘NHS trust hospitals will supplement their incomes with pay beds’
- ‘Bevan himself had to allow the retention of private practice by the medical profession, and ‘pay beds’ within the nationalized hospitals, a typically British compromise.’
- ‘The clinics will now be allowed to treat private patients, effectively signalling a major expansion of ‘pay beds’ within the NHS.’
- ‘Between 1974 and 1976 she achieved the best-ever pay rise for nurses, phased out pay beds from the National Health Service and founded the Child Benefit Scheme.’
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