Catholic service in Austrian military hospital during World War I.
Catholic service in Austrian military hospital during World War I.

A military hospital is a hospital owned and operated by the armed forces. They are often reserved for the use of military personnel and their dependents, but in some countries are made available to civilians as well. They may or may not be located on a military base; many are not.

A former military hospital in Tampere, Finland in 1940
A former military hospital in Tampere, Finland in 1940

In the United Kingdom and Germany, British military hospitals have been closed; military personnel are usually treated in a special wing of a designated civilian hospital, in the UK, these are referred to as a Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit. Service personnel injured in combat operations are normally treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

Examples

Asia

Azerbaijan

China

Indonesia

Jordan

Mongolia

Taiwan

Africa

Ghana

Europe

United Kingdom

Main article: British Military Hospital

Other European hospitals

Americas

Gallery

Pictures of Israeli military hospital in 1948.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Almanac: Azerbaijan, Republic of • Military Medicine Worldwide". military-medicine.com. Retrieved 2020-05-24.