asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what arrangements have been in force and are now in prospect for the treatment in hospital or otherwise of members of the Women's Royal Naval Service at home ports and elsewhere in order to prevent cases of various types of infectious diseases, such as infantile paralysis, measles, &c., being treated in the same ward and sometimes in neighbouring beds?
Members of the W.R.N.S. are entitled to the same medical treatment as other naval personnel. When a member of the W.R.N.S. is diagnosed as suffering from an infectious disease, she is admitted for treatment to the zymotic department of a naval hospital or sick quarters, where cases of different infectious diseases are segregated from one another in separate wards or cubicles. If suitable accommodation were not available at a naval hospital or sick quarters, she would be transferred to an Emergency Service hospital or isolation hospital.
Cannot something be done to increase the accommodation which is required for the observation of these cases, because it was omitted when the hospitals were first built?