Medical

There were once British Military Hospitals (BMH), GP training practices as well as Medical Inspection rooms across Germany providing the full medical service for British personnel.

The photo here is of the first permanent hospital, the Glynn Hughes hospital in Bergen-Hohne. It was used to treat those who were liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and was then used as the main medical facility for exercising troops on the Soltau & Hohne training areas.

Nurses and doctors were in abundance for primary and secondary care and you were expected to travel over an hour if you had gone into labour. There was always the local German hospital but they were not as well set up with translators and liaison officers as we have now.

Did you serve or have memories of BMH Rinteln or Wegburg or other medical facilities? What was it like in the early days when families first came over with their children?