In 1965, H Block St David's Barracks, with J and K huts and the RMA mess at St David's, were earmarked as accommodation blocks for the 38 QARNNS officers, 68 Male Nursing staff, 66 Naval Nursing Auxiliaries (NNA), 2 WRNS ratings and 2 Red Cross Officers of the Combined Services Hospital, known as the Royal Naval Hospital Mtarfa.
The QANNA were to live in H Block, and the male ratings in half of G Block, which at the time housed the men of 235 Sig Sqn (COMCAN). The classrooms for training the nursing auxiliaries were to be sited in Q block, which was adjacent to the families hospital. It was proposed for the medical and nursing officers to take over the RMA mess at St David's Barracks.
Objections were raised to this scheme on the grounds that the hospital staff needed to be close to their place of work, and that transport would be required constantly to ferry them to and from the hospital. It was argued for new accommodation to be built within the hospital grounds.
The proposed move of the Royal Naval hospital from Bighi to Mtarfa was delayed until the question of staff accommodation had been resolved.