Military hospital

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Catholic service in Austrian military hospital during World War I.

A military hospital is a hospital owned and operated by the armed forces. They are often reserved for the use of military personnel and their dependents, but in some countries are made available to civilians as well. They may or may not be located on a military base; many are not.

A former military hospital in Tampere, Finland in 1940

In the United Kingdom and Germany, British military hospitals have been closed; military personnel are usually treated in a special wing of a designated civilian hospital, in the UK, these are referred to as a Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit. Service personnel injured in combat operations are normally treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.




  • Central Clinical Hospital
  • Baku Military Garrison Hospital
  • Military Hospital of Frontiers
  • Central Customs Hospital
  • Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Central Military Hospital
  • Military Hospital of the Ministry of National Security
  • Polyclinic of the Army Medical Department of the Ministry of National Security








British military hospitals (BMH)[edit]

Furthermore, during the two world wars several civilian hospitals and county mental asylums were commandeered (or part-commandeered) to serve as military hospitals, as were a number of large houses and other buildings.[3] Foreign military hospitals include:

Other European hospitals[edit]



Pictures of Israeli military hospital in 1948.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Almanac: Azerbaijan, Republic of • Military Medicine Worldwide". Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  2. ^ "The military hospitals that have closed". The Daily Telegraph. 3 October 2006.
  3. ^ Chambers, Veronika & Fred; Higgins, Rob (2014). Hospitals of London. Stroud, Gloucs.: Amberley Publishing Ltd.
  4. ^ "BMH Hannover - British Military Hospital Germany". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ "BMH Rinteln - British Military Hospital Germany". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ "British Military Hospital BMH Iserlohn". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ Moore, Simon. "BMH Hostert". BAOR Locations. Retrieved 18 July 2016.