§ 34. Mr. Ivor Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that at a field hospital, of which he has been privately informed, patients awaiting operations do so in a state of consciousness and in full view of surgeons operating on other patients; and whether he will issue instructions whereby the unnecessary mental suffering so caused shall be avoided?
§ Sir J. Grigg
The protection of the susceptibilities of patients is an important part of the preparations made for operations in the Army and elsewhere, and I am sure that the incident referred to by my hon. Friend is an isolated one which probably occurred in improvised accommodation. I am, however, bringing this case to the notice of the military authorities.