1. No. 2539 former Private Gregory Doyle, L.S.H., applied for treatment at Shaughnessy hospital on December 27, 1925. He was admitted for observation and was found to be suffering from nephritis, a condition in no way attributable or related to his military service. Being ineligible for treatment by the department, arrangements were made for his admission to the Vancouver General hospital to which he was transferred on December 30. At the time of his transfer he was not critically ill, he did not undergo hardship nor suffer in any way because of the change, had his condition been sufficiently serious to contraindicate transfer he would have been retained in the Shaughnessy hospital. He was conveyed to the Vancouver General hospital by the department. Dr. Wallace Wilson who had attended him at Shaughnessy hospital continued to do so after his transfer. While in the Vancouver General hospital his condition became serious and resulted in his death on January 4, 1926.
2. Answered by No. 1.
3. Yes, (i) for an old fracture of the right thigh caused by a gun shot wound in the South African war, and, (ii) for hemiplegia, attributable to service in the war 1914-18.
4. Full reports have been received, they do not indicate grounds for further inquiry.
5. When a pensioner who is ill applies for treatment and there is a possibility that his illness is attributable to a war service disability, it may be necessary to admit him to hospital for observation to establish a diagnosis. When the condition is diagnosed and the disability is not related to military service, the department is without authority to provide treatment. In such circumstances it is the responsibility of the pensioner to make his own arrangements for further necessary treatment, but, it is invariably the practice of the department to undertake arrangements for his admission to a local General hospital.
6. Answered by No. 5.
Subtopic: LATE GREGORY DOYLE, D.C.M.