HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c368W
Mr. Richard Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will name the hospitals and rehabilitation centres for which he is responsible; whether he will give the dates on which they were last inspected for breaches of food hygiene procedures; and whether the person responsible for any such inspection was a qualified environmental health officer.

Mr. Lee

There are 19 active hospitals and one rehabilitation centre for the Armed Forces in the United Kingdom and overseas. They are:

United Kingdom

  • Royal Naval Hospital Haslar
  • Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth
  • Cambridge Military Hospital Aldershot
  • Duchess of Kent Military Hospital Catterick
  • Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital Woolwich
  • Military Wing Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast
  • Royal Air Force Hospital Ely
  • Princess Mary's RAF Hospital Halton
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital RAF Wroughton
  • Defence Services Medical Relabilitation unit Headley Court


  • Royal Naval Hospital Gibraltar
  • British Military Hospital Berlin
  • British Military Hospital Hanover
  • British Military Hospital Rinteln
  • British Military Hospital Dharan
  • British Military Hospital Hong Kong
  • British Military Hospital Falklands
  • The Princess Mary's Hospital Akrotiri
  • Royal Air Force Hospital Wegberg

The commanding officers are responsible for all aspects of hygiene including food handling procedures; inspections are undertaken regularly and routinely and the appropriate standards of hygiene are maintained as advised by qualified environmental health officers. In addition, they are inspected annually, and on other unannounced occasions by qualified environmental health officers.