HC Deb 05 July 1898 vol 60 c1114

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Soldiers' Convalescent Home at Eastbourne is situated in what is considered the most unhealthy part of the town; what sick diets, extras, and comforts are provided for the patients, and who nurses and attends to them; and who does the greater part of the necessary work in connection with the home?


The sanitary condition of the vicinity of the convalescent home at Eastbourne is considered good. The diets, extras, and medical comforts are similar to those of all military hospitals. The staff consists of an army medical officer and a non-commissioned officer and two men of the medical staff corps, who carry out all the duties connected with the care and treatment of the sick, and the necessary work connected with the home. Such patients as may be considered able to aid the establishment are at the discretion of the medical officer employed on light hospital duties.