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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]
Maternity and Child Welfare Services (Form M.C.W. 96 revised).—Return
(1) showing the arrangements made for maternity and child welfare by the
Council and by Voluntary Associations providing maternity and child welfare
services in respect of which the Council pay contributions under Section 101
of the Local Government Act, 1929, or otherwise; and (2) giving particulars
of the work done during the year 1939.
1.—Population of the area served by the Council as Welfare Authority :—
2.—Number of births notified in that area during the year under Section 203
of the Public Health Act, 1936, or Section 255 of the Public Health
(London) Act, 1936, as adjusted by any transferred notifications :
(a) Live births, 2,425. (b) Still births, 73. (c) Total, 2,498.
(d) By midwives, 1,988. (e) By doctors and parents, 510.
|(a) Number of health visitors employed at the end of the year:|
|(i) by the Council and working in the area served by the Council||10|
|(ii) by the Council and working in the areas of other Local Authorities||nil|
|(iii) by Voluntary Associations and working in the area served by the Council||14|
|(iv) by Voluntary Associations and working in the areas of other Local Authorities||nil|
|(i) in the case of Health Visitors employed by the Council||10|
|(ii) in the case of Health Visitors employed by Voluntary Associations||135|
(c) Num'ber of visits paid during the year by all Health Visitors:—
(i) to expectant mothers :—First visits, 1,305. Total visits, 2,455.
(ii) to children under 1 year of age:—First visits, 2,032. Total visits, 15,913.
(iii) to children between the ages of 1 and 5 years :—Total visits, 32,083.
(c) Total number of children who first attended at the Centres during
the year and who, on the date of their first attendance, were :
(i) under 1 year of age, 2,118; (ii) between the ages of 1 and 5 years, 352.
(d) Total number of children under 5 years of age who attended at the
Centres during the year and who, at the end of the year, were :
(i) under 1 year of age, 1,881 ; (ii) over 1 year of age, 3,286.
|(i) Number of Clinics provided and maintained by the Council||These cases attend the Council's A.N Clinics.|
|(ii) Number of Clinics provided and maintained by Voluntary Associations||3||3|
|(iii) Total number of women who attended at the Clinics during the year||3,781||586|