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Islington 1960

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

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Aged and Infirm - Action taVen under Statutory Powers

Name and AgeReason for Council's ActionPeriod Named in OrderType of accommodation to which removedUltimate Result
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Case Mrs. B No. 1 90 years.An emergency doctor summoned by the police in February, 1960, brought this case to the attention of the Public Health Department. Domiciliary services were supplied Later in the year, her medical practitioner advised ner to go into hospital for bladder trouble. She refused. He referred the case to the Department and, following a visit by the Deputy Medical Officer of Health, an application to the Justice of the Peace was made and an Order granted for her immediate removal to hospital.Not exceeding three weeksGeriatric HospitalDied in Hospital 15 days after admission.
Case Miss B No. 2 65 years.Hie police found this case in a collapsed state near her own home. An ambulance was called but she-recovered sufficiently to return home and refused to go in the ambulance. An emergency doctor was called but she refused to admit him The Public Health Department were notified and the Old People's Visitor and the Deputy Medical Officer of Health managed to get in to see her. She was gravely ill with cellulitis and varicose ulcers of legs. She refused to go to hospital and an Order from a Justice of the Peace was obtained for her immediate removal.Not exceeding three weeksGeneral HospitalDied in Hospital on the day of removal.
Case Mrs. R. No.3 92 years.This elderly lady was removed by an Order in 1952 to a Welfare Home. [Xiring her absence her home was cleaned up with her consent. She agreed to keep it clean and receive domiciliary services. After a period she lapsed into her old ways and refused admission to the domiciliary services. A further Order was obtained in 1959 and she was removed again. During her absence the same procedure as before was adopted and again she promised to receive the services and keep the place clean In 1960 she was lapsing again into her old ways but she became ill and entered hospital. She got better but before she was discharged, the hospital consulted the Department as to her disposal. She was considered unfit to care for herself and as she was unwilling to go away of her own accord, she was removed By an Order to a Welfare Home.Not exceeding three weeksWei fare HomeSettled down happily and remained in Home until her death the following year.
Case Mrs. J No. 4 88 years.She was known to the Department for several years. She required no services apart from visiting However in 1960 her health was affected by cancer. She refused all domiciliary services. Her doctor arranged for her admission to hospital but she refused to go. The doctor notified the Department and following a visit by the Deputy Medical Officer of Health, an Order was obtained for immediate removal.Not exceeding three weeksGeriatric HospitalDied in Hospital ten days after admission.
Case Mrs. B No.5 88 years.This lady was in poor health following an attack of pneumonia Her doctor advised her to go into hospital. She refused. He notified the Department and, following a visit by the Deputy Medical Officer of Health, an Order was obtained for her immediate removal.Not exceeding thre weeksGeriatric HospitalEventually transferred to the long-stay annexe of the hospital, where she still remains
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