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  • Health

    Type and Item no

    Requirements

    Public hospital

    1.1.1

    The public hospital must be either:

     

    Hospital carried on by a society or association

    1.1.2

    The society or association must be a registered charity.

    A hospital is an institution in which patients are received for continuous medical care and treatment for sickness, disease or injury. Providing accommodation is integral to a hospital's care and treatment. Clinics that mainly treat ambulatory patients who return to their homes after each visit are not hospitals. However, day surgeries that provide beds for patients to recover after surgery may be hospitals. Homes providing nursing care in respect of feeding, cleanliness and the like are not hospitals. However, nursing homes for people suffering from illness are accepted as hospitals. Hospices for the terminally ill will generally be hospitals. Minor outpatient and nursing care will not prevent an institution from being a hospital.

    Examples are hospitals run by churches and religious orders.

    Public fund for hospitals

    1.1.3

    A public fund maintained for the purpose of providing money for hospitals covered by item 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 or for the establishment of such hospitals.

    The public fund must have been established before 23 October 1963 and either:

     

    Public authority for research

    1.1.4

    A public authority engaged in research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants.

    The activities of the public authority do not need to be limited to such research. It may engage in other activities.

    The public authority must be either:

    Gift condition – the gift must be made for research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants.

    Public institution for research

    1.1.5

    A public institution engaged solely in research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants.

    The activities of the public institution must be confined to research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants.

    The public institution must be either:

     

    Registered health promotion charity

    1.1.6

    The principal activity of the charity is to promote the prevention or the control of diseases in human beings.

    The institution must be a registered health promotion charity.

    Public ambulance service

    1.1.7

    The organisation must be either:

     

    Public fund for public ambulance services

    1.1.8

    A public fund established and maintained for the purpose of providing money for the provision of public ambulance services covered by item 1.1.7.

    The public fund must either:

     

      Last modified: 19 Jun 2017QC 52593