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Leyton 1963

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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Specialists allocated by the Forest Group Hospital Management Committee attend at
the health services clinics in the area and deal with pre-school children as well as
Dr. A.Logan Adam ophthalmic consultant attends at Leyton Green Clinic on Wednesdays
and Fridays. During the year 26 pre-school children were referred to her and there
were 39 attendances by infants. Mrs.Box, Orthoptist accepted 46 new cases for treatment,
who made 113 attendances.
Mr.H.A.Oatley, Orthopaedic Consultant attends Leyton Green Clinic on Thursday and
the clinic medical officers referred 92 new cases to him.
Set out hereunder is a summary of the work:-
Re-inspection 227
Minor alterations to footwear 206
Surgical appliances supplied 22
Three children under 5 years were seen by the consultant, Mr.Morrison, at the Ear,
Nose and Throat Clinic.
There are two Day Nurseries in the area, each having accommodation for 50 children:
(1) Ellingham Road Day Nursery,
Ellingham Road, Leyton, E.15. (Telephone: MARyland 3683)
(2) Epsom Road Day Nursery,
Epsom Road, E.10. (Telephone: LEYtonstone 4100)

Epsom Road, E.10. (Telephone: LEYtonstone 4100)

0-2 yrs.2-5 yrs.0-2 yrs.2-5 yrs.0-2 yrs.2-5 yrs.
Number of approved places at end of year153515353070
Number of children on register at end of year164616423288
Total attendances during year2954906032817986623517046
Number of days open254254-

On the 25th April, 1963 the new Day Nursery at Epsom Road was officially opened by
the Mayoress of Leyton (Councillor Mrs.D.E.Collins) and I set out hereunder some notes
on the building, and the service that is carried out in our Day Nurseries.