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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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MATERNITY. CHILD WELFARE AND OTHER SERVICES
The London County Council is responsible for the day-to-day
administration of these services, with the assistance of the Medical
Officers of Health for the Boroughs of Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith
and Kensington. Division 1 of the County Council comprises the
above Boroughs, and Dr. B.E.A. Sharpe, Divisional Medical Officer,
has kindly supplied the following information relating to Chelseas:-

WELFARE CENTRES

Attendances at Ante-natal and Post-natal Sessions1,396
Attendances at Infant Welfare Sessions6,818
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HEALTH VISITING Number of visits carried out by Health Visitors:-

Expectant mothers:First Visits293
Total Visits....763
Children under 1 years:First Visits (including visits paid to Premature Infants)641
Total Visits...2,431
Children between 1 and 2 years:Total Visits...1,404
Children between 2 and 5 years:Total Visits...2,319
Still Births:Total Visits...9
School Children:Total Visits...98
Care of Old Peoples:Total Visits...20
Care of Other Peoples:Total Visits...28
Miscellaneous:Total Visits...266
Unsuccessful:Total Visits...1,260
No. of children under 5 visited during the year...1,945
No. of households visited during the year...1,324
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Foster Mothers:
Number of registered foster mothers 4
Number of children fostered 3


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