HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 c91

On behalf of the honourable Member for the Mid Division of Cork County I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to take any steps to improve the local surroundings of the Queenstown, Cork Harbour, Hospital; if the cases of enteric fever that have occurred there, and of which the cause is alleged to be undiscovered, can have arisen from defective water supply; and if the Government will assist the local authorities in obtaining the best water supply available?


No complaint has been received either as to the local surroundings or the water supply of the Queenstown Hospital; only one case of enteric fever has occurred at Queenstown since January, 1896, and that was of an officer, and the disease was not attributed to defective water supply.