[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 19:57:46 UTC 2021

On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 18:57, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> Would this be solved by tagging each private medical office (with one GP
> or specialist physician) was amenity=doctors, within the larger area of the
> amenity=clinic (or healthcare=multispeciality) feature which represents the
> big "integrated health centre" / former hospital?

That's sort of what I did.  Sort of.  There aren't individual doctors,
a group practise of 5 doctors, 3 nurse practitioners, nurses, secretarial
staff and a reception.  Roughly equivalent to US family medicine or
primary care.  You can make an appointment with your favourite
doctor, but if you're unhappy with when that doctor has a free
slot you can instead have an earlier appointment with one of the
others. It occupies about half of the first floor (2nd floor in US-speak).
It's healthcare=doctor or amenity=doctors.

The other half of the first floor is mainly outpatient stuff, I think.
Dealing with outpatients from the two nearest big hospitals (each
around 30 miles away) with telemedicine an option.  It's there
to save people traveling long distances (by UK standards,
given how twisty the roads around here are).

There's a dentist somewhere on the ground floor.  And radiology.  And
phlebotomy.  And a pharmacist.  And a minor injuries unit.  And
other stuff.  I'm not entirely sure what because now the place has
opened they've deleted all the web pages that said what it was supposed
to provide and not put up replacements saying what it actually does provide.

> It's also possible to just tag the name of the building if it's really
> just the name of the building, and each doctor has a separate reception and
> staff and phone number inside.

It's more than just the name of the building.  It is a small hospital minus
beds, plus family medicine and some social services.  AFAIK, doctors and
dentists are independent sub-contractors renting office space from the
health board, everything else is directly managed by the health board
(just like hospitals are).

It's the equivalent of "I can't believe it's not butter" but for hospitals.
It's not a hospital as most people think of it, but if you aren't too
fussy in the demands you make of it, it's good enough.

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