Stroud VA hospital

Stroud VA hospital is set to be the main focus of this website, as its Admissions and Discharges Book has survived and is now being transcribed as an online resource. The hospital was based at the Trinity Rooms, which is still in use as a social venue today, with extra medical facilities provided across the road at Stroud General Hospital (now the town's maternity hospital). Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919
Stroud VA hospital, Trinity Rooms
STROUD V.A. HOSPITAL
GLOS. 90


final report from The Red Cross in Gloucestershire 1914-19
 

Date of opening—October 28th 1914

No. of beds

Admissions since opening to Jan 3rd 1919

Deaths


Average number of resident patients daily

Average number of days each patient was resident

 

90

1015

6

1915
23.84

45

 

 

 

 

1916
41

53

 

 

 

 

1917
58.16

58

 

 

 

 

1918
41.47

44

OFFICERS

Commandant: Mrs J. Middleton Martin, A.R.R.C.

Medical Officers: Dr H. M. Crosby, Dr C. L. Coode, Dr A. B. Davies, Dr A. W. Waller

Lady Superintendent: Miss Holmes, A.R.R.C.

Quartermaster: Miss James

Assistant Quartermaster: Miss E. E. Chambers

NOTE BY THE COMMANDANT

The Stroud Red Cross Hospital at its commencement had provision for 30 beds, 20 in Trinity Parish Rooms, lent by the Vicar of the parish, and 10 in the General Hospital a few yards away.

The proximity of this building to Trinity Rooms made the nursing and care of seriously wounded soldiers possible, for while the Trinity Rooms provided a lofty, light, well ventilated building with class rooms for office, bath room and store room, there was no available place for operating theatre and X-ray room, etc. One small class room was fitted up as a surgery, but was unsuitable for undertaking operations.

The kitchen itself was an adapted "lean-to", in which it was wonderful that such excellent cooking was done.

In 1916 60 further beds were provided, partly in Roxburgh House, kindly lent by the Stroud Board of Guardians, and partly by giving up the room hitherto used as an office, and also by the setting aside of five further beds at the General Hospital, making a total accommodation of 90 beds.

A small lean-to office was built at the Trinity Rooms.

Trinity Rooms Stroud as a hospital ward
Ward in the Trinity Rooms, 1915
Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919
List of staff who served at Stroud V.A. Hospital