HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2293W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the many complaints that are being made by the wounded at the Herbert Military Hospital of the rough food and the rough way of serving it; that the tea is served in thick large mugs out of pails; that only one potato is served to one man at a meal, and often uneatable; that the meat is often not good and that great lumps of fat are served to men in the most delicate state of health; that as many as forty wounded soldiers, many of them serious cases, are in charge of one single nurse with two or three orderlies more or less trained; that many of the nurses have practically had no holidays since last August: that men are treated like babies and sent to bed for most trivial offences; and that altogether the control and management are such as to cause the utmost discontent and to give the air of a penitentiary to the place instead of a hospital; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?


Inquiry is being made into the statements made in the question, and I will communicate the results to my hon. Friend.