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Hammersmith 1968

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hammersmith Borough]

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assistance the service would have been disrupted many times.
Departmental Laundry
If facilities existed this service could be expanded to cover all sections
of the Community Services, but due to lack of space and equipment
this has not been possible. The following Council establishments and various
local voluntary organisations were assisted:-
Southway Close 25,811
Hurlingham Lodge 6,293
Luncheon clubs (17) 4,694
141 Uxbridge Road 1,947
Medical Room 1,183
G.L.C.Dust Destructor 734
Chiropody clinics (3) 682
Mortuary 583
Emlyn Gardens Day Centre 504
It should be noted that the 6293 articles cleansed in respect of the
Tuberculosis Hostel at Hurlingham Lodge all received treatment in the steam
steriliser prior to laundering.

STATISTICAL SUMMARY

FOR HAMMERSMITH19671968
LAUNDRY
Health Laundry133,857140,303
Departmental56,51242,431
Total of all articles laundered190,369182,734
BATHING OF AGED AND INFORM:
Number of persons assisted1818
Number of cleansings291308
PERSONAL CLEANSING AND TREATMENT:
Pediculosis Individuals305291
Treatments439391
Scabies Individuals463468
Treatments907795
Other dermatological conditions Individuals20
Treatments41
SPRAYING OF PROPERTY:
Number of premises386446
Number of rooms763973
STEAM & CHEMICAL STERILISATION OF BEDDING, CLOTHING, ETC:
Number of collections272385
Number of articles8,0299,736
FOR OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES PERSONAL CLEANSING:
Individuals394361
Treatments584604
STEAM STERILISATION:
Number of requests2717
Articles stoved1,3891,014
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