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Islington 1960

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

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Foot Clinics
A foot clinic is provided at East Islington Welfare Centre at Drayton Park for
''priority cases'' - the aged, expectant mothers and the physically handicapped. During
the year there were 3,937 attendances. An additional foot clinic was started at South
Islington Welfare Centre on 17th September 1960, and total attendances there to the
end of the year were 241. Many Islington residents attend the main foot clinic at Pine
Street in Finsbury where the total attendances were 17,478
Home Helps
The home help area is administered from three area offices in the Division. Each of
the three areas covers part of Islington and together cover the whole Borough. The total
number of households in the Division receiving home helps on 31st December 1960 was 1,828.


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