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Harrow 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Harrow]

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General Hospital Service.
Apart from the teaching hospitals, those hospitals taken over by the
Minister have been grouped into 14 regions. For each region a Hospital
Board has been appointed. That of the hospitals in or serving those
living in Harrow is the North-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital
Board (Secretary, A. J. Bennett, M.A., Senior Administrative Medical
Officer, H. M. C. Macaulay, M.D., 11a, Portland Place, London, W.l,
Tel. No". Museum 9575). The Hospital Board administers the hospital
service through Hospital Management Committees. The area covered by
the Hospital Board has been divided into 22. The hospital in each of
these is under the management of a Hospital Management Committee.
That of most interest to those in this district is the No. 11, or Hendon
Group Hospital Management Committee ; its headquarters are at Edgware
Hospital (Secretary, J. Fielding, F.H.A., Tel. No. Edgware 8181). The
hospitals in this group comprise :—
Edgware Hospital Edgware 644 beds
60 cots
King Edward VII Hospital Hendon, N.W.4 65 beds
Hendon Isolation Hospital Goldsmith Avenue N.W.9 110 beds
Colindale Hospital The Hyde, Hendon, N.W.4 205 beds
Middlesex Maternity Home Heathbourne Road, Bushey
Heath, Hertfordshire 50 beds
30 cots
Stanmore Cottage Hospital Stanmore 9 beds
1 cot
Harrow Isolation Hospital South Harrow 50 beds
Oxhey Grove Oxhey Lane, Hatch End... 42 beds
In addition the Committee administers the Harrow Chest Clinic,
53, Greenhill Crescent, Harrow, and the Edgware Chest Clinic at the
Edgware General Hospital.
Included in Group 16, the Harefield and Northwood Group (Headquarters,
Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. Secretary, F. A. Watson,
F.H.A. Tel. No. Northwood 2665) are the Northwood, Pinner and
District Hospital (36 beds) ; Mount Vernon Hospital and Radium
Institute (427 beds) ; and the Grimsdyke Rehabilitation Unit, Harrow
Weald (50 beds).
The Harrow Hospital (Secretary, S. Garbutt, F.H.A. Tel. No.
Byron 2232) and the Wembley Hospital are not administered by the
North-West Regional Hospital Board, but are associated with the Charing
Cross Hospital.
The Isolation Hospital up to July, 1948, administered by the Harrow
Council, passed into the hands of the Minister, to be administered by the
North-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, becoming the Roxbourne