§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked whether the Local Government Board have recently received letters of complaint as to the treatment of patients in the internal working of the Macroom workhouse hospital; what was the nature of these complaints; have they been investigated; and, if so, with what result?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Complaints have been received by the Local Government Board from several women as to the internal working of the Macroom workhouse hospital. The allegations resolve themselves generally into charges against the officials of the hospital, and complaints as to the treatment meted out to these women while patients therein. The Board are in communication with the guardians on this subject, and their inspector proposes to investigate the matter personally at the hospital.