The captain replied, “Well, he was a mess, so the first thing we did was get him to the infirmary to get him cleaned up.”
She remained in the infirmary after returning to jail, and Carter declined to elaborate on the nature of her medical condition.
He can barely make out what the woman in the infirmary is saying.
mid-15c., "sick bay in a monastery," from Medieval Latin infirmaria "a place for the infirm," from Latin infirmus "weak, frail," (see infirm). The common name for a public hospital in 18c. England.
infirmary in·fir·ma·ry (ĭn-fûr'mə-rē)
A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or clinic in an institution or school.