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St Pancras 1923

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, Metropolitan Borough]

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Admitted as In-patients.
University College Hospital 114
Royal Free Hospital 40
Royal Free Hospital (Marlborough Maternity Section) 176
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital 10
St. Pancras House 157
Middlesex Hospital 156
Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital 136
City of London Maternity Hospital 71
Queen Mary's Hospital, Hampstead 70
Other hospitals 53
(or 23 per cent. of the total number of births).
It will be seen from the above tables that there are a large number of institutions
available for midwifery for St. Pancras women, and that considerable use is made of them.
The majority of these institutions are situated in the south of the Borough, and in this area a
very large proportion of the cases accept this treatment. In the north of the Borough
the out-patient hospital service is not so available, the result being that the majority
of the cases are attended by medical practitioners or midwives. The following table illustrates

Cases attended at Home.

Attended byNorth (Wards 1—4).South (Wards 5—8).
Medical Practitioners5861301192299
Midwives (Private)715107

The Council subsidises the provision of midwifery for necessitous St. Pancras
residents by paying a grant to institutions which attend these cases, either free or at a
reduced charge, the grants being at the rate of 5s. for each case attended at the patient's own
home, and £1 for each case admitted into the institution concerned.