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Stepney 1939

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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10.—Home Nursing.
(a) Number of Nurses employed at the end of the year (otherwise than
for purposes of the Midwives Act, 1936) for the nursing of expectant
mothers and children under 5 years of age, maternity nursing, or
the nursing of puerperal pyrexia :—
(i) by the Council, nil; (ii) by Voluntary Associations, 2.
(b) Total number of cases attended during the year by these nurses, 646.
11.—Maternal Deaths.
(a) Number of women who died in, or in consequence of, childbirth in
the area served by the Council for maternity and child welfare during
the year:—
(i) from sepsis 2 (ii) from other causes 9
(b) Number of these cases which died:—
(i) at home 2 (ii) in institutions 9

12.—Child Life Protection (Sections 206 to 220 of the Public Health Act, 1936, or Part XIII of the Public Health (London) Act, 1936).

(a)Number of persons who were receiving children for reward at the end of the year14
(b)Number of children:—
(i) at the end of the year15
(ii) who died during the yearnil
(iii) on whom inquests were held during the yearnil
(c)Number of Child Protection Visitors at the end of the year who were :—
(i) Health Visitors10
(ii) Female, other than Health Visitors1
(iii) Malenil
(d)Number of persons (in addition to or in lieu of Visitors under (c) above) or societies authorised to visit under the proviso to Sec. 209 (2) of the Public Health Act, 1936, or Sec. 258 (3) of the Public Health (London)
Act, 1936nil

(e)Proceedings taken during the year :—

No. of cases.Act and Section under which proceedings were taken.
1Public Health (London) Act, 1936, section 261 (1b) and section 259 (a).