Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Special Hospitals—Group S.V.
The Downs hospital for children.—For non-tuberculous cases and for convalescent
cases still requiring medical or nursing attention. Cases of acute ear disease are admitted
and there are 180 beds for rheumatic children. School. Laundry.
Ooldie Leigh hospital.—For cases of ringworm and contagious diseases of the skin and
scalp. The hospital is divided into three sections:—(a) for cases of ringworm of the
scalp; (6) for cases of skin disease; and (c) for convalescent children. School. Laundry.
Heatherwood hospital.—Surgical tuberculosis. School. Training school for nurses.
Laundry. Transferred from the United Services Fund to the Council on 1st October,
High Wood hospital for children.—272 beds for pulmonary tuberculosis. 154 beds
for rheumatic diseases. Long term treatment. School. Patients' workshops. Training
school for nurses. Laundry.
Norwood hospital for children.—A. general hospital comparable with the other hospitals
in this group and therefore shown in this group for the calculation of averages and
means and for the ascertainment of a flat rate of charge for maintenance. See note
facing table D.
Princess Mary's hospital for children.—Surgical tuberculosis. Open air verandah
wards. Long term treatment. School. Training school for nurses. Laundry.
Queen Mary's hospital for children.—A hospital for all acute non-pulmonary tuberculous
cases and various non-tuberculous cases requiring active or operative treatment.
There is a large rheumatic section of 390 beds, and also an orthopaedic section. Unit for
congenital malformations. These necessitate special provision both as regards staff
jind treatment. As the children receive education, there is a large teaching staff.
Training school for nurses. Laundry.
White Oal: hospital.—For cases of contagious and other diseases of the eye. The
hospital is divided into three sections:—(o) for cases of trachoma ; (6) for cases of
contagious diseases other than trachoma; and (e) for non-infectious cases, including
interstitial keratitis. School. Laundry.
Special Hospitals—Gkouf S.VI.
Millfield.—Convalescent home mainly for pulmonary and non-pulmonary tuberculous
cases. Sea-bathing and helio-therapy. School. Open position on south coast.
St. Anne's home.—A seaside convalescent home for children. SchooL No