But in a letter written in 2004, Gen Sir Mike Jackson, who was then the head of the Army, referred to the pressures being put on the military. He explained that the lack of attention to the wounded was "an aspect of undermanned rear parties [soldiers left behind when their regiments deploy] and general overstretch".
That was in 2004. I wonder what that brigadier has been reporting?
As part of a package announced by the MoD yesterday, wounded troops will now receive up to Â£300 a month, better access to television and broadband computers and improved travel allowances for their families.
Eighteen extra military nurses will be sent to Selly Oak hospital and a 24-hour-a-day mental health nurse and an orthopaedic nurse will also be provided for troops.