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Barking 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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The number of domestic helps employed has risen to 120 in order to cope with
an ever expanding service. These 'wonderful women', in addition to fulfilling
their official function, provide comfort and companionship to many lonely and
housebound people.

The following table shows the help given to various categories during 1968

Cases Helped 1961Hours of Service 1961
Aged Chronic Sick (over 65 yrs.)45870,339
Chronic Sick (under 65 yrs.)11624,206
Aged (over 65 yrs.)12219,401
Maternity482,753
Tuberculosis193,877
Acute Sick181,165
Other Cases111,351
792123,092
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