HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc830-1
* MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the nature of the hospital accommodation at Piershill Barracks, Jock's Lodge, near Edinburgh; and will he give instructions for better arrangements to be made for the comfort of the patients, and arrange for the medical officers to be supplied with modern surgical instruments.


The accommodation in this hospital is considered ample—twenty-seven beds constitute the normal provision for an establishment of 447 soldiers in barracks, and thirty-two beds are provided in this case. The surgical instruments are of a modern pattern, and can readily be supplemented from the district equipment store. No complaints have been received as to the comfort and welfare of the patients. The buildings are in a satisfactory condition.


I shall take an early opportunity of calling attention to this matter, and of moving a reduction of the salary of the official concerned.