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East Ham 1943

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Domiciliary Midwives.Midwives in Institutions.Totals
(d) Employed by Voluntary Associations:
(i) Under arrange-ments with the Local Super-visory Autho-rity in pur-suance of Section 1 of the Midwives Act, 1936.As Midwives.300-300
As Maternity Nurses.118-118
(ii) OthersAs Midwives.-2323
As Maternity Nurses---
(o) In Private Practice.As Midwives98-98
As Maternity Nurses.16-16
TOTALS:As Midwives62323646
As Maternity Nurses168-168
Number of cases in which medical aid was summoned during the year under Section 14 (i) of the Midwives Act, 1918, by a midwife:-
(i) For domiciliary cases97Total - 142.
(ii) For cases in Institutions.Nil)
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HEALTH VISITING.
(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. 7
(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 Nil
(iv) by Voluntary Associations and working in the areas of other
Local Authorities Nil
(b) Equivalent of whole-time services devoted by the whole staff-to
Health Visiting in the area (including attendance at Infant
Welfare Centres.):
(i) In the case of Health Visitors employed by the Council 7
(ii) In the case of Health Visitors employed by Voluntary
Associations Nil
(c) Number of visits paid during the year by all Health Visitors
working in the area:-
(i) To expectant mothers. First Visits 1,180
total Visits 1,249
(ii) To children under one year First Visits 1,710
of age. Total Visits 5,596
(iii) To children between the
ages of 1 and 5 years. Total Visits 5,068
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