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Hampstead 1960

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

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HAMPSTEAD BOROUGH COUNCIL CLEANSING CENTRE

Verminous ConditionsScabies
CasesT reatmentsCasesT reatments
Adults55510
Children----
Contacts1133
(The L. C. C. School Clinic closed as from 1st April, 1960.)
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London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1953
Persons cleansed at home Nil
DISINFECTION AND DISINFESTATION
No. of calls by borough van 6,631
No. of articles passed through steam chamber 8,615
No. of rooms disinfested after vermin 350
No. of rooms disinfected after infectious disease 124
No. of rooms cleansed after death or removal 47
Parcels of clothes for despatch abroad 143
Articles on medical loan collected and disinfected
on behalf of London County Council 18
PUBLIC HEALTH LAUNDRY
A twice weekly service is in operation and 1,737 bags of
laundry have been dealt with during the year. The number of calls
made by the van was 2,930.
Articles Laundered:
Draw Sheets 3,464 Shirts 295
Sheets 2,046 Vests 796
Blankets 195 Towels 1,576
Pillow-cases 1,772 Pants 774
Nightdresses and
Pyjamas 1,792 Total Articles 12,710
The number of people using the laundry service has varied
from 29 to 34 per month.


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