(in Britain) the official name for an ombudsman who investigates personal complaints of injustice or hardship resulting from the failure, absence, or maladministration of a service for which a Regional or District Health Authority or Family Practitioner Committee is responsible, after other attempts to obtain redress have failed See also Commissioner for Local Administration, Parliamentary Commissioner
noun the period of one’s life during which one is generally healthy and free from serious disease Examples Healthspan the number of years you live in the best health possible.
- Health stamp
noun 1. (NZ) a postage stamp with a surcharge that is used to support a health camp
Health Services, Technology, Administration, and Research
- Health visitor
noun 1. (in Britain) a nurse employed by a district health authority to visit people in their homes and give help and advice on health and social welfare, esp to mothers of preschool children, to the handicapped, and to elderly people