HC Deb 10 May 1916 vol 82 cc655-6

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will make an inquiry into the charges against the doctor in charge of Queen Mary's War Hospital, Whalley, near Blackburn, who it is alleged ordered a patient named Private Hayhurst, who was in such a state of health that he was only able to get up for about two hours a day and who had to be wheeled about, to go back to his camp, a distance of 250 miles, that in spite of protests that the man was unable to walk more than a few yards the doctor persisted, and that through the effort of attempting to prepare for the journey Hayhurst was thrown back into bed where he has been ever since, and has now been discharged from the Army as unfit; and, if the allegations are found to be substantially true, will he see that suitable action is taken with regard to this medical officer?


A report on this matter has been called for.