HC Deb 25 June 1889 vol 337 c693

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the case that an officer seized with typhoid fever in Dublin Barracks, who might be unable to incur the large attendant expense on his removal to a civil hospital, would have to remain in his quarters, where he possibly contracted the disease; how many officers are at present being treated for enteric fever in civil hospitals in Dublin, and to what weekly expense are they put; and, if the Government is unable to appropriate accommodation for these cases, as is done for the men, whether it would defray the expense, making the authorised deduction of 2s. 6d. from the officer's pay?

* THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

Officers are not entitled to treatment in military hospitals unless suffering from wounds received in action or from illness contracted on service with an army in the field, and then the only stations available at home are Netley and Woolwich. A Medical Board may, however, recommend the admission of officers otherwise sick to these hospitals, in which case they are subject to the regulated stoppage. By the latest return three officers in Dublin were on the sick list with enteric fever. They were all in private hospitals. Nothing is known officially as to the expense of their treatment.