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St Pancras 1930

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

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Institutional Provision for Unmahried Mothers.
The Main Memorial Home, 49, Cartwright Gardens, W.C.1, provides accommodation
for young unmarried women expecting for the first time to become mothers. The Home is
maintained by funds obtained from voluntary sources, but a grant is made by the Ministry of
Ambulance Facilities.
For infectious cases ambulances are provided by the London County Council.
For non-infectious cases the London County Council have special ambulances.
For accident cases the London County Council provide ambulances, and those of the
St. John's Ambulance Association are also available.
For Maternity cases the London Ambulance Service provided by the London County
Council is available between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. The ambulances of the British
Red Cross and Order of St. John convey pregnant women to hospitals from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Clinics, Treatment Centres, etc. For purpose of reference these are given in tabular form; details concerning the work carried out will be found on succeeding pages.

Situation.By whom provided.
A.Artificial Light Clinics.
Raydon Street, South HighgateThe Borough Council.
Cromer Sunlight Centre, Cromer StreetA Voluntary Committee.
Almeric Paget Clinic, Rochford Street
The Institute of Ray Therapy, 152-154, Camden Road
A number of the hospitals in the Borough also provide this treatment.
B.Maternity and Child Welfare Centres.
St. Pancras School for Mothers, Ampthill Square and Somers Town CentresThe Borough Council, with assistance from the Voluntary Committee.
North St. Pancras School for Mothers, Queen's Crescent„ „
South Highgate Centre, Raydon Street„ „
Grafton Road Centre„ „
Camden Town Centre, Camden Road„ „
Arayle Square Centre„ „
Caversham Road Centre„ „
University College Hospital CentreThe Hospital Authorities.
Royal Free Hospital Centre„ „
Cromer Welfare Centre, Cromer StreetA Voluntary Committee.
C.Dan Nurseries.
Kentish Town Day Nursery, Gospel Oak GroveThe Voluntary Committee, with a subsidy from the Borough Council.
Margaret Day Nursery (for the children of Unmarried, Widowed and Deserted Mothers only), 44, Ampthill Square„ „
Whitfield Street Day Nursery, 53, Whitfield Street„ „