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Fulham 1927

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1927

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an isolation ward to which cases which are possibly
infectious may be transferred from the wards when
The minimum fee is £3 for the fortnight, during
which patients are treated in the home. The highest
fee charged during 1927 was £9 2s., for the fortnight,
and the average fee was £4 5s. The net cost per patient
to the Council for the financial year 1927-28 was
£2 6s. 8d., equivalent to £1 3s. 4d. per week.

The following is a record of cases admitted to the Home during the year 1927:—

Cases admitted188
Average duration of stay (days)14
Number of cases delivered by:—
(a.) Midwives179
(b.) Doctors9
Number of cases notified as puerperal sepsis_
Number of cases notified as puerperal pyrexia3
Number of cases in which the temperature was above 100.4 for 24 hours3
Number of cases notified as ophthalmia neonatorum1
Number of cases of inflammation of eyes, however slight3
Number of infants not entirely breastfed while in the institution_
Number of maternal deaths
Number of foetal deaths (stillborn or within ten days of birth)1

Fulham Babies' Hospital, 23, Broomhouse Road,
S.W. 6.—This institution, which was opened in 1916
at 706, Fulham Road and transferred to Broomhouse
Road in 1919, has accommodation for twenty-one
children under 5 years of age. It is under the control
of a Voluntary Committee.
Fourteen beds are reserved for Fulham children and
the Fulham Borough Council give a grant of £700 per