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St Pancras 1930

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

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Situation.By whom provided.
J.Convalescent Homes for Sick Poor Children.
The Mayoress of St. Pancras Home, "Avalon," St. Alban's Road, N.W. 5.By Voluntary Committee, with grant from Borough Council.
Invalid Children's Aid Association (various homes)Subsidy from Borough Council.
K.Open Air Schools.
Holly Court, Highgate, N. 6London County Council.
Euston Square, N.W. 1
L.Professional Nursing at Home.
North London Nursing Association, 6 & 7, Canonbury Place, N. 1By Voluntary Committee, with grant from Borough Council.
Hampstead Nursing Association, 25, Heath Hurst Road, N.W. 3
Metropolitan Nursing Association, 14, Oakley Square, N.W.1

For many years considerable attention has been devoted to this work in St. Pancras,
not only bv the Borough Council and the associated voluntary committees, but also by the
general and voluntary hospitals, etc.
The Local Government Act, which came into force on April 1st, 1930, authorised the
Minister of Health to make a scheme determining, in relation to voluntary associations
providing maternity and child welfare services, which of those are to be treated as services in
respect of which the County Council are to contribute and which are services in respect of
which the Metropolitan Borough Councils are to contribute, and the scheme provided for the
payment during the fixed grant period to the various voluntary associations of contributions of
such amounts as may be specified in the scheme. Each of the annual contributions were to
be paid either in a single sum before the 30th of September in each year, or in equal
quarterly or half-yearly instalments.
The associations in respect of which the County Council make contributions are
principally those providing residential accommodation.

The following are those to which the St. Pancras Borough Council make contributions, the amount being also stated:—

St. Pancras School for Mothers777
Somers Town Welfare Centre249
North St. Pancras School for Mothers136
South Highgate Welfare Centre.178
Caversham Road „421
Grafton Road „32
Camden Town „197
Argyle Square „121
St, Pancras Dispensary146
University College Hospital890