Entry from British & World English dictionary
Relating to hospital patients requiring a high level of medical treatment and supervision: the high-dependency unit
More example sentences
- Last night Mrs Dixon said she remained angry that surgery had been cancelled so many times due to a shortage of beds in the hospital's high-dependency unit.
- The bullet was removed and he's being kept in a high-dependency unit at a hospital, but his condition is not life-threatening.
- It is equipped with the latest in medical facilities, including eight high-dependency and 38 low-dependency hospital beds.
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