§ 15. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what was the cost per patient bed per week of the Third Western General Hospital for 1915, what the medical staff consisted of, the amount paid as remuneration, and how many members of such staff carried on private practice?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I regret that the Army accounts are not kept in such a form as to admit of arriving at the weekly cost of a hospital per bed. This hospital, which is an administrative unit composed of many different buildings, contains 2,000 beds. It has a staff of some thirty-two medical officers, who draw the Army pay of their ranks; and of these nineteen are local members of the profession, to whom it is open to pursue private practice.