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:
- BMH Hanover, Germany - closed and mobilized as 32nd Field Hospital to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War in 1990
- BMH Rinteln, Germany - closed and now home to charity organization (Lebenshilfe)
- BMH Iserlohn, Germany - closed 1990s
- RAFH Wegberg, Germany
- BMH Hostert, Germany - 1950s/60s
- BMH Münster
- BMH Wuppertal
- BMH Berlin
- Alexandra Royal Military Hospital, Portsdown Hill, Cosham
- Military Hospital, Chatham
- BMH Cowglen Glasgow
- Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot
- Colchester Military Hospital - Colchester Garrison
- Duchess of Kent's Military Hospital - Catterick Garrison
- Duke of Connaught Unit Northern Ireland
- Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank
- Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich
- Musgrave Park Hospital
- Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley
- Royal Hospital Chelsea
- Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport
- Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich
- Stoke Military Hospital, Devonport
- Tidworth Military Hospital
- Military Hospital Wheatley - now Wheatley Park School
- Wool Military Hospital - Bovington Camp
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.
- BMH Alexandria
- BMH Shanghai
Others - Asia
- Belize Hospital
Command Hospitals only treats military and civilians are not entertained. They are located in 7 cities.
Pictures of Israeli military hospital in 1948.
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- "BMH Rinteln - British Military Hospital Germany". qaranc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
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- Moore, Simon. "BMH Hostert". BAOR Locations. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
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