Definition of base hospital in US English:

base hospital


  • A military hospital situated at some distance from the area of active operations during a war.

    • ‘He spent the next 4 hours at the base hospital for treatment and observation, and then returned to the line to continue his maintenance work.’
    • ‘Of these one third received front-line treatment, two thirds were referred to base hospitals.’
    • ‘Lieutenant Carberry had to be admitted to the base hospital set up at Columbus, suffering from a severe asthma attack.’
    • ‘It operated fifty-eight domestic and overseas base hospitals for the military, twenty-four of them in France.’
    • ‘She had problems handling the additional stress placed on her just by the trip from the base hospital to the flight line.’
    • ‘He is currently in the psycho ward at the base hospital.’
    • ‘A corpsman checked him out, found his pulse and blood pressure to be excessively high, and referred him to the base hospital.’
    • ‘Later that night he made a trip to the base hospital, outside the back entrance he spotted two military vans with the rear doors open, from which large pieces of wreckage protruded.’
    • ‘He is now in the base hospital in a critical condition.’
    • ‘From 1917 to 1918, he was chief of a base hospital.’
    • ‘Both were treated at the base hospital for smoke inhalation.’
    • ‘He spent two years as an orderly at a base hospital in Normandy.’
    • ‘There was no organisational structure in place to deal with the wounded and no ambulance corps to remove them to field or base hospitals.’
    • ‘Sergeant Barrios said it was rough emotionally after the amputation, but his family, the base hospital staff, physical therapists, his unit Airmen and fellow dog handlers took care of him.’
    • ‘They set up the base hospital and staffed it, and all AAF personnel were under the command of an American officer who worked jointly with the RAF commanding officer.’
    • ‘Soldiers carried Scouts on stretchers to the base hospital, and others were airlifted from the event.’
    • ‘Most of the Chinese wounded soldiers are not transported to base hospitals in the interior.’
    • ‘The center is the second busiest department at the base hospital, second only to family practice.’
    • ‘In case the patient needs surgery, he is referred to the base hospital.’
    • ‘Doctors launched the indefinite strike on June 10 at all general and teaching hospitals and the strike was extended to district and base hospitals from June 11.’