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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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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.
Clockwise, from top left) surgeons at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, in 1992 follow an operation by watching the television screen; dressed as a man from space, the senior consultant operates on the turkey in the accident ward at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital on Christmas Day, 1962; the Big D show at Radio Walsgrave in 1972 consisted of 1 1/2 hours of patients' requests; nurses at Keresley Hospital check up on wards and patients in the 1960s.