§ 36. Sir P. MAGNUS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many medical officers are at present employed at King George's Hospital, Stamford Street; how many of these are of military age; what is the proportion of such officers to the number of patients and how that proportion compares with the proportion of medical officers to patients in the general medical hospitals; whether men above the age of 40 are eligible for appointments at King George's Hospital; and whether the staff of younger men might be reduced if they were assisted by medical men over 40 years of age working part time?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The medical officers of this hospital were appointed by the Red Cross Society. I understand that there are twenty-five resident and that twenty-four are of military age, though I cannot say how many of these are in fact eligible for any service. There is one medical officer to sixty-six beds, which is a somewhat more favourable proportion than in other hospitals. An arrangement of part-time service would not be convenient, I believe, but I sympathise with the object the hon. Gentleman has in view and enquiries will be made to see whether any of the junior medical officers who are eligible could be released for general medical service with the Army.