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A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.


See guardian.

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When my brother Charlie and I visited him in the accident ward of the General Hospital he was in great pain, gripping the iron rail of the bed behind his pillow and gritting his teeth as he fought the agony.
ANGIE Lee, a nurse in the children's accident ward at Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital, has set up the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust after caring for so many youngsters with head injuries.
Yousef Tahat told Petra that the health ministry had conducted a study to rehabilitate the old emergency and accident ward to accommodate the steadily rising numbers of wounded Syrians.