The Royal Army Medical Corps
And the Malta Garrison

The Malta Garrison – 1927


Army Nursing

In 1927, all the various Queen Alexandra's nursing services were amalgamated into a homogeneous whole. The administration of the service and its reserve became the responsibility of a branch in the Directorate of Army Medical Services (AMD 4).

In Jan 1927, Sister Miss P.M.D Sowter QAIMNS and in March 1927 Matron P Steele were posted to Malta

On 16 Sep 1826, Miss Lydia Hardement late Matron QAIMNS died at the Spring Pension Hospital Hanwell. Miss Hardement had joined the Army Nursing Service in Dec 1885 and was promoted matron QAIMNS in Feb 1903. She retired on 1 Apr 1907. She had served in Malta and South Africa.

Mtarfa Military Hospital

In 1927, the title Station Hospital was replaced with that of Military Hospital. Mtarfa Military Hospital had accommodation for six officers and 190 other ranks. However, it was under used and by 1927, only six beds were equipped for officers and 119 beds for the other ranks (Hansard 23 Feb 1927).