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Stoke Newington 1935

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stoke Newington, The Metropolitan Borough]

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This Hospital now provides for the reception of Convalescent
patients as well as for surgical, medical and maternity cases, and
there are 31 beds.
During the year 1935 it is estimated that of the total of 111
patients admitted 36 were residents of Stoke Newington.
Of the 111 cases admitted 35 were medical, 4 surgical, and
72 maternity.
(ii) The Stoke Newington Dispensary.—Situated in the
High Street, carries out a great deal of good work among the poor
members of the community.
The Medical Officer sees cases daily between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Those eligible for treatment receive a subscriber's letter which
entitles to two month's treatment. The Medical Officer also pays
home visits when such are necessary.
The Maternity and Child Welfare Committee make an Annual
Donation of £34 2s. 6d. to the Dispensary funds, and for this receive
260 letters, which are distributed by the Health Visitors, to suitable
cases of mothers, and children under five, under the general supervision
of the Medical Officer of Health.

Summary of Medical Work.

Patients under treatment 31st December, 1934232
Patients admitted during 19355,170
Daily attendances14,627
Visits paid1,747
Patients cured or relieved5,472
Casual Patients368
Patients under treatment 31st December, 1935292

There is no institutional provision for unmarried mothers,
illegitimate infants or homeless children in the borough.