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 Romford]
(iv) Ante-natal, and Post-natal Clinics
Three Ante-natal sessions are held each week, and two Post-natal
sessions are held per month. When necessary, patients are referred to
the Consultative Clinic at Old church Hospital.
During the year 265 individual expectant mothers attended the Antenatal
Clinics, or which 154 sessions were held. The total number of
attendances of the Ante-natal mothers was 1,665, giving an average of
6.3 attendances per patient. The average number attending at each
session was 10.8. Twenty-one Post-natal sessions were held, and 96
attendances were recorded. The average number attending at each
session was 4.6.
(v) Child Welfare Clinics
Twelve Child Welfare sessions are held each week. Altogether,
there were 594 sessions, and the following table gives a summary of the
|Individual children attending||3,285|
|Children under one year of age attending for the first time||1,355|
|Attendances of children under one year of age||19,863|
|Attendances of children between the ages of one and five years||5,787|
|Average attendance per session||43.3|
(vi) Health Visitors
A the end of the year, there were 12 Health Visitors. All of these
also acted as School Nurses.
Table 7 relates to Home Visits paid by the Health Visitors in
connection with their duties under Maternal and Child Welfare.
|(a)||To Expectant Mothers:—|
|(b)||To Children under one year of age:—|
|(c)||To Children between the ages of one and five years:—|
(vii) Inspection of Nursing Homes
There are three Nursing Homes registered in the district. These were
all inspected, on four occasions during the year, and the conditions,
there in were found to be satisfactory.