[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 21:27:17 UTC 2021

I don't care about how you tag it, but you need a way to say: "this is a
healthcare facility where you find a mix of services under one roof" or
better "entering through one door" as opposed to mono-service healthcare
places or predefined-mix-of-services healthcare places, like hospitals.
healthcare=centre is being used for the former type of situations. What
services are available will need to be defined by ancillary tags, which
cannot be of the form healthcare=xyz (or we need to accept
semicolon-separated lists)

On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 21:00, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 18:57, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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,
> there's
> 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 the
> 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.
> --
> Paul
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