HC Deb 12 March 1896 vol 38 c770

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether the serious complaints frequently made about the inadequate hospital accommodation at Aldershot is receiving attention; and, if so, how; whether a hospital for infectious diseases has been built; and, whether any, and if so, what steps have been taken to provide a hospital for soldiers' families?


The subject of the hospital accommodation at Aldershot has been duly considered. In a few weeks 104 additional beds will be ready for occupation at the Cambridge Hospital. A hospital of 251 beds for the Marlborough lines is in course of erection. A hospital of 48 beds for infectious diseases—half for men, half for women and children—will be ready in the summer. A contract is about to be made for building a hospital of 50 beds for soldiers' wives and children. The plans of this hospital are completed. Half the accommodation will be for maternity cases.