Military hospital

A military hospital is a hospital that is owned and operated by the armed forces. They are often reserved for the use of military personnel and their dependents, but in some countries are made available to civilians as well. They may or may not be located on a military base; many are not.

In the United Kingdom and Germany, British military hospitals have been closed; military personnel are usually treated in a special wing of a designated civilian hospital, in the UK, these are referred to as a Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit. Service personnel injured in combat operations are normally treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.


Former British military hospitals (BMH) include:

West Germany

  • BMH Hanover, Germany - closed and mobilized as 32nd Field Hospital to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War in 1990 [1]
  • BMH Rinteln, Germany - closed and now home to charity organization (Lebenshilfe) [2]
  • BMH Iserlohn, Germany - closed 1990s [3]
  • RAFH Wegberg, Germany
  • BMH Hostert, Germany - 1950s/60s [4]
  • BMH Münster
  • BMH Wuppertal
  • BMH Berlin

United Kingdom

Furthermore, during the two world wars several civilian hospitals and county mental asylums were commandeered (or part-commandeered) to serve as military hospitals, as were a number of large houses and other buildings.[6]




Hong Kong

Others - Asia



  • Belize Hospital


Command Hospitals only treats military and civilians are not entertained. They are located in 7 cities.

Africa-Middle East

Pictures of Israeli military hospital in 1948.

See also


  1. "BMH Hannover - British Military Hospital Germany". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. "BMH Rinteln - British Military Hospital Germany". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. "British Military Hospital BMH Iserlohn". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. Moore, Simon. "BMH Hostert". BAOR Locations. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. "The military hospitals that have closed". The Daily Telegraph. 3 October 2006.
  6. Chambers, Veronika & Fred; Higgins, Rob (2014). Hospitals of London. Stroud, Gloucs.: Amberley Publishing Ltd.
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