There were no maternal deaths in this area during 1957.
One case of ophthalmia neonatorium was notified—which made a complete recovery.
There were 31 cases of other eye conditions occurring in newly-born infants requiring
Domiciliary Midwifery Service
Below is a table showing the work of the County Midwives, Midwives residing at York House Training Home and Salvation Army Midwives for the year 1957.
|County Midwives||Midwives Residing at York House Training Home||Salvation Army Midwives|
|As Maternity Nurse||128||4||3|
|Miscarriages Attended (included in above)||1||5||2|
|As Maternity Nurse||2,362||50||57|
|Ante-Natal Clinics Attended||347||821||53|
|Gas and Air Administered:|
|As Maternity Nurse||93||4||2|!()
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The domiciliary midwifery undertaken by the staff continues to fall due to the
increasing facilities for hospital delivery. A number of patients prefer hospital confinement
because of the convenience and others were admitted because of inadequate