Medical care during WW1
The Red Cross provided vital medical care during WW1, from setting up field hospitals, to rehabilitating patients after the war.
One of the many important services that the Red Cross provided during the First World War were auxiliary hospitals and convalescent homes for wounded servicemen. They proved invaluable, providing comfort and care for numerous wounded soldiers across the UK.
The hospitals were staffed by voluntary nurses, who willingly gave their time to care for wounded patients. Red Cross volunteers also provided ambulances, transporting the sick and wounded to hospital, and loaned out medical equipment to the injured.
The Red Cross were also active abroad, and made food parcels for prisoners of war. On the home front, they welcomed and supported refugees.