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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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14
1.—GENERAL PROVISION OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE
AREA
(i) Staff
The particulars are again given at the beginning of this report.
The Assistant Medical Officers, Dental Staff, Nursing Staff, Domestic
Help Organiser, and also the majority of the Clerical Staff come under
the jurisdiction of the Essex County Council, and are members of that
section of the department of which I am Area Medical Officer.
At the beginning of the year, an additional Public Health Inspector
was appointed, and, also, a Pupil Inspector under the Council's arrangement
for paid pupillage.
(ii) Laboratory Facilities
These facilities remain as before, and meet all requirements for the
department, and for the General Practitioners.
(iii) Nursing in the Home
(a) General.
At the end of the year 10 Home Nurses were serving the a ea.
These were employed in general domiciliary nursing.
Sick-room equipment has again been available on loan, free of
charge, as sanctioned by Section 28 of the National Health Service. Act.
Table 3 sets out the work of the Home Nursing service during the
year.

TABLE 3

(1)Number of visits paid20,934
(2)Number of cases attended1,010
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(b) Domiciliary Midwives.
At the end of the year 12 Domiciliary Midwives were employed.
The following gives a summary of the cases attended by the Domiciliary
Midwives, as Midwives, and as Maternity Nurses.

TABLE 4

As Midwives822
As Maternity Nurses69
Table 5 gives a summary of the "Medical Aid" notices rec received during the year.
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TABLE 5

(1)Where the medical practitioner had arranged to provide the patient with maternity services, under the National Health Service1
(2)Others47
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