Naunton Park VA hospital

Cheltenham

To the south east of Cheltenham town centre, this building still serves its original function as a school. Pictured below in 1915. Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919
Naunton Park VA hospital
NAUNTON PARK V.A. HOSPITAL
GLOS. 106


final report from The Red Cross in Gloucestershire 1914-19
 

Date of opening—June 12th 1915

No. of beds — Established

No. of beds — Emergency

Admissions since opening to Dec 29th 1918

Deaths


Average number of resident patients daily

Average number of days each patient was resident

 

170

23

2751

17

1915
108.82

58

 

 

 

 

 

1916
131.77

55

 

 

 

 

 

1917
150.89

64

 

 

 

 

 

1918
150.07

63

OFFICERS

Commandant: Miss M. B. Holland

Assistant Commandant: Mrs McLeod

Medical Officers: Dr E. J. Tatham, Dr A. G. Foljambe Forster, Dr S. T. Pruen, Dr R. Kirkland

Lady Superintendent: Miss K. Pearce Jackson, A.R.R.C.

Quartermaster: Miss Leighton, M.B.E.

Assistant Quartermaster: Miss Weir

Hon. Secretary: Mr G. Blathwayt

Hon. Treasurer: Mr W. F. Newman

Masseuses: Miss Morgan, Miss Rose

NOTE BY THE COMMANDANT

Naunton Park Schools were placed at the disposal of the Red Cross by the Cheltenham Education Authorities.

All the local dethachments were already at work when the new hospital was opened, but a few members were taken from each and formed into a detachment under Miss Geddes as Commandant, together with a number of members from all parts of the country.

A special massage centre was established and the hospital also specialised in Carrel Dakin treatment and pathological and bacteriological work.

The hospital was inspected on various occasions by the Commander-in-Chief, Southern Command, and also by Lord French.

Miss Geddes was obliged for private reasons to resign her appointment as Commandant in February 1918, and was succeeded by Miss Holland, who continued to the end.

Oparating theatre at Naunton Park VA hospital

The operating theatre at Naunton Park hospital, c.1915

 

Ward at Naunton Park VA hospital
The main ward, 1915
Gloucestershire Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1919