Tewkesbury VA hospital

Long since disappeared under a housing estate, this hospital was set up at Mitton Manor and Farm on the edge of Tewkesbury. Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919
Mitton Farm as a VA hospital
TEWKESBURY V.A. HOSPITAL
GLOS. 12


final report from The Red Cross in Gloucestershire 1914-19
 

Date of opening—November 13th 1914

No. of beds

Admissions since opening to Jan 2nd 1919

Deaths


Average number of resident patients daily

Average number of days each patient was resident

 

70

1188

3

1915
27.55

40

 

 

 

 

1916
41.46

39

 

 

 

 

1917
45.73

37

 

 

 

 

1918
40.2

44

OFFICERS

Commandant: Mrs Devereaux, M.B.E.

Medical Officers: Dr W. L. Liston, Dr M. Elder

Lady Superintendent: Miss Hutton

Quartermaster: Miss J. Steward

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer: Mr S. Yarnall

This hospital opened on November 13th 1914, with 35 beds in the Watson Memorial Hall, and 15 beds in the Rural Hospital. The accommodation in the hall was rather limited even for this number and admitted of no expansion. We were therefore very grateful when Lord Coventry offered to lend us Mitton Farm, a charming house in a beautiful situation, where the hospital was transferred in May 1915.

The accommodation was extended first to a total of 60 and later to 70 beds, including those at the Rural Hospital, which were generously put at our disposal during the whole period of the War.

 

Ward at Mitton Farm VA hospital
A ward at Tewkesbury V.A. hospital, 1915
Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919