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Willesden 1926

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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(ii.) Willesden District Nursing Association (in affiliation with the Queen Victoria's Jubilee
Institute for Nurses) was established in October, 1926, for the purpose of providing
visiting nurses for the sick and infirm in all classes of the community. Hon.
Secretary, Miss Hogg, 14, Chichele Mansions, N.W. 2.
(iii.) District Nurses are also at work in connection with Nursing Associations, Churches,
Missions, etc.
(b) For infectious diseases, e.g., Measles, etc.—
Carried out by the Council's Home Nurse as above.
Midwives—Employment of, or subsidy to, practising Midwives, by Public Health Authority.
The Council pays the fees of Midwives in home confinement cases where the economic
circumstances of the patient are below the Council's scale. The fee agreed with the North West
Middlesex Midwives' Association is £1 lis. 6d., but for a first confinement, £2 2s.
The number of Midwives who at 15th February, 1927, had notified the Middlesex County
Council of their intention to practise in Willesden was 18.
There are also Centres situated in adjacent districts which are used by Willesden residents.


Name.Situation.Nature of Accommodation.By whom provided.Work Undertaken.
Municipal Clinic (1)9, Willesden Lane, Kilburn, N.W. 6Two houses adapted and equipped for undertaking the care and supervision of the expectant and nursing mother and child up to school leaving ageWillesden Urban District CouncilMaternity and Child Welfare and School Work—Medical and Dental— Schools for Mothers
Municipal Clinic (2)381, High Road, Willesden, N.W. 10DittoDitto
Health Department54, Winchester Avenue, N.W. 6Suitably equipped Medical Officer's roomDittoExamination of abnormal children.
Lower Place School for MothersLower Place, Acton Lane, Harlesden, N.W. 10.Separate building in School Playground. Two rooms and usual officesDittoSchool for Mothers.
Tuberculosis Dispensary3, Priory Park Road, Kilburn, N.W. 6Middlesex County CouncilTuberculosis Dispensary.
Infant Welfare Centre and Club84, Princess Road, Kilburn, N.W. 6A house adapted and equipped for infant welfare workVoluntary Committee. Hon. Sec., Mrs. Howard FiggisMaternity and Child Welfare School for Mothers.
" Princess " Day Nursery47 and 49, Chichester Road, Kilburn, N.W. 6Two houses adapted and equipped as a Day NurseryVoluntary Committee. Hon. Sec., Mrs. Howard FiggisDay Nursery.
The Willesden V.A.D. Clinic159, Willesden Lane, Kilburn, N.W. 6.One house adapted and equippedSt. John's Voluntary Aid Detachment, Middlesex, 58 (Women's)Massage—Radiant Heat—Electricity —Medical Gymnastics—Artificial Light Treatment.
Venereal Diseases ClinicsThe Middlesex in London, Royal Hospital from theseCounty Council have made the Prince of Wales Hospital, , Richmond, in Surrey, omplaints.arrangements with Tottenham, in for the treatmentGeneral Hospitals Middlesex, and the of persons suffering