[Tagging] free_standing_emergency_department, amenity or clinic ?

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 22:10:35 UTC 2019

On Tue, 30 Apr 2019 at 07:12, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 21:48, Nita Rae Sanders <cosmicrae at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Does this situation dictate a new high-level attribute value (e.g.
>> amenity=free_standing_emergency_department) or is it better addressed
>> via …
>> amenity=clinic, healthcare=clinic,
>> clinic=freestanding_emergency_department tag ?
> I would say healthcare=clinic + healthcare:speciality=emergency  would
> work, although some
> may point out that the documentation implies clinics deal with outpatients
> and it's debatable
> if attendees at an A&E can be classed as such.  You could use
> healthcare=yes +
> healthcare:speciality=emergency if you dislike clinic for this usage.  Or
> propose a different
> value for healthcare for this usage.

How about a new tag of simply healthcare=emergency, which could be defined
as "Only for patients requiring emergency care"?

> Since healthcare=* is now rendered by standard carto

=emergency could also be rendered (yes, another icon!!! :-)), possibly as
A-E /  A/E / A+E, using the existing white/red hospital colours, so you'd
have the cross showing that this is a hospital, & also A-E for the
Emergency Ward.

In the stand-alone situation that the OP proposed, it would then just show
as A-E in this location, without the hospital icon.



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