(also casualty ward)
The department of a hospital providing immediate treatment for emergency cases.
- I attempted to explain the situation to her, advising that the hospital casualty department would be best suited to Sam's needs; that a thorough medical examination was essential.
- They are not hoax calls, but come from people with minor ailments who mistakenly believe that by calling an ambulance they will automatically jump the queue at a hospital casualty department.
- I attended my local NHS casualty department and had brilliant treatment - however, the break refused to heal properly and it was decided that I needed to see a specialist.
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