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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]
INSTITUTIONAL PROVISION FOR UNMARRIED MOTHERS, ILLEGITIMATE
INFANTS AND HOMELESS CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT.
(1) Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital Convalescent Home, 20, Victoria Road, Kilburn, N.W. 6.
(2) Harrow and Willesden Ruri-decanal Association for Preventive and Rescue Work, St. Mary's
Home, 34, Craven Park, N.W. 10.
(3) Park Royal Hospital (Middlesex County Council) and Scattered Homes.
See the Willesden Annual Health Report for 1919 for further details of Clinics, Hospitals, other
institutions, including the Invalid Children's Aid Association, etc.
Motor Ambulances are available as follows:—
(a) For infectious cases—
lb) For non-infectious cases and accident cases—
These motor ambulances have been established and are maintained by the Willesden Urban
District Council. The garage is situated at the Municipal Hospital, Brentfield Road, Neasden,
An all night service is in operation but it is only partial as there is only one driver on duty
and any calls received when he is out cannot be dealt with.
A detailed report on the service for the financial year 1929-30 will be found in Appendix C.
Pathological and Bacteriological Examinations.
The agreement entered into by the Council on the 1st February, 1925, is still in operation.
The provisions of the agreement are set out on page 23 of the Annual Report of the Medical Officer
The following table shews the examinations made during the year 1930 :—
Table No . 12.
|Nature of Specimens examined.||Positive Result.||Negative Result.||Total.|
|1. Swabs for Diphtheria Bacilli||701||4,306||5,007|
|2. Swabs for Diphtheria. (Virulence Tests.)||17||32||49|
|3. Blood for Widal Reaction||3||26||29|
|4. Sputum for Tubercle Bacilli||98||468||566|
|5. Swabs for Gonococci||11|
|6. Swabs from Eye||14|
|7. Blood Culture||1|
|8. Films for Gonococci||2|
|9. Cerebro-Spinal Fluid||10|
|10. Fluid for Tubercle Bacilli||2|
|11. Fluid from Pleural Cavity||5|
|12. Faeces for Organisms||11|
|14. Vaginal Discharge||18|
Table No . 13.— Sources of Specimens Examined.
|From Willesden Municipal Hospital||2,197|
|From Private Practitioners||2,010|
|From Municipal Health Centres and Health Nurses||1,218|
|From Park Royal Hospital||299|
|From other Hospitals||13|