Lifting officers’ spirits

Outing to Newquay 1

An auxiliary hospital for officers was created at Scorrier House, near Redruth.

Nurses – professional and volunteers – did their best to raise the spirits of convalescing officers. They organised trips out to the seaside – and encouraged them to write and draw in autograph books. One, kept by Lucy Opie of Redruth, remains in the keeping of Cornwall Record Office. To learn more, click here.

Besides Scorrier, there were six other auxiliary (or extra) hospitals in Cornwall:

–  ROuting to Newquayoyal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Truro

– Camborne Hospital, Tregenna

– Auxiliary Hospital for Officers, Fowey

– Trefusis, Falmouth

– Convalescent Hospital for Discharged Soldiers and Sailors, Newquay.