Glossary

Glossary 2018-12-24T11:17:38+00:00

We want to make sure the language we use on this website is clear and easy to understand, and we have created this glossary to explain some of the words and terms which are commonly used to describe our local health and care services.

You can suggest new words or terms to be added to our glossary using the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Acute

    Acute care is a where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.  In medical terms, care for acute health conditions is the opposite of chronic care, or longer-term care.
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