[Tagging] tag for wards was: Deprecate healthcare=centre

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sun Jan 10 14:22:52 UTC 2021

healthcare=hospital_ward ?

When looking into it, I think we need to look into hospital departments
at the same time, which might be slightly different than the wards.

I.e. a hospital could have wards 1, 2, 3, and one for patients paying extra
for hotel-like service, while the oncology department typically uses
beds in ward 1+2, the traumatology 2+3, and all have some patients in the
expensive ward.

healthcare=hospital_department ?


On 10.01.2021 15:02, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> Jan 10, 2021, 13:08 by pla16021 at gmail.com:
>     Speaking of beds and hospitals, will we ever have a tag to denote
>     wards (British English usage - the rooms with beds in them)?  The
>     nearest big hospital to me has about a dozen wards scattered
>     around six or seven buildings.  It would be helpful to people
>     to be able to see where those wards are on a map, because
>     there are several car parking areas scattered around the
>     campus.
> I guess it will happen once either people will tag it somehow
> and tag will organically grow into significant use or once
> someone will make a resonable tagging proposal.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Any_tags_you_like
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposal_process

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