Hospitals of the Great War
Majority of the hospitals that housed injured soldiers in the time of World War One were tents that held only about 1,000 beds. The hospitals were always crowded and new patients arrived everyday, often with a disease or injury that had to be performed on right away. Injured soldiers often had a long wait before they could been treated.
Because most hospitals were in tents, there was no running water. All the water came from a cold metal pump that was outside. Surgeries were unsanitary and mainly done in bad conditions on a old stretcher or raised planks of wood.