Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Harrow]
These are private establishments which provide accommodation for
various types of patients. Section 187 of the Public Health Act 1936
requires that these homes shall be registered with the local health authority.
Additional powers for supervision are exercised under the Mental Health
Act 1959, and the Nursing Homes Act 1963.
The following table sets out the particulars of the various homes registered at the end of the year, with details of ownership and their accommodation:—
|Beds||Type of Cases|
|Bermuda House Mount Park, Harrow.||Mrs A. M Elphic||13||Medical or Chronis|
|Bowden Houses Clinic, London Road Harrow-on-the Hill|
|Bowden House Clinic, London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill||Bowden House Nursing Home Association Ltd.||47||Mental|
|Brockenhurst Nursing Home, 82/84 Hindes Road, Harrow.||Mrs. T. O'Donnell||11||Chronic|
|Calvary Nursing Home, Sudbury Hill, Harrow.||Mother Superior||48||Medical or Chronic|
|Heywood Nursing Home, London Road, Stanmore.||Mrs. M. Guyatt||4 1||Medical Maternity|
|Hillmede Nursing Home, 3 Lansdowne Road, Harrow.||Mrs. D. M. Woodman||11||Chronic|
|St. Michael's Nursing Home, 11 Hindes Road, Harrow.||Mrs. T. O'Donnell||8||Medical or Chronic|
Establishments for Massage and Special Treatment
All persons in the district wishing to carry on an establishment for
massage or special treatment are required by Section 355 of the Middlesex
County Council Act 1944 as amended by the Local Law (North West
London Boroughs) Order 1965, to obtain a licence from the District
Council authorising them to do so. Before approving the licensing of any
premises, the Council requires to be satisfied about the general suitability
for the work to be carried out in it and also about the equipment. Those
in whose name the premises are licensed have to comply with the bye-laws
relating to the conduct of these premises. Licences are renewed annually.
It is the premises which are licensed and anyone who carries on similar
treatment not at any premises but at the homes of patients does not need
to be licensed.
At the beginning of the year 26 establishments were licensed and at the
end of the year the number licensed was 26, there being no additions or
deletions during the year.