Usually abbreviated as GH, a general hospital is a medical facility built to treat a variety of human diseases and injuries. In other words, it’s equipped to offer treatment for a wide range of medical scenarios. The divisions include accident and emergency (A&E) department, psychiatric and pediatric care, maternity care block, family medicine, multi-organ transplant, etc. In short, the hospital covers all medical and healthcare areas but doesn’t specialize in any.    

Most common health issues such as fever, headache, etc. are treated in general hospitals. The more complex medical problems, such as heart issues, liver problems, etc. are also treated here, but are best looked into by specialized hospitals. City areas usually have multiple general hospitals, with most hospitals having dedicated ambulance services.