amenity bed


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amenity bed

n
(Medicine) (in Britain) a hospital bed whose occupant receives free treatment but pays for nonmedical advantages, such as privacy. Also called (informal): pay bed
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In 1952 and 1954 I, myself, paid for an amenity bed in an NHS maternity hospital.
Single rooms (or amenity beds as they are called) are most often available to new mothers on maternity wards.