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 East Ham]
FIRST AID AND ANTI-GAS TRAINING.
The late Dr. F. E. Bendix, and Mr. A. J. Ambler, First Aid
Commandant, were responsible to the Medical Officer of Health
for the above training.
From 1938 to the end of the war, the number trained was as
First Aid 9.757
Before training undertaken by Warden's Service.
In addition to those trained by the St. John Ambulance
Association in First Aid, 370 were allocated by the B.R.C. for
combined training in both subjects.
Members of all the Civil Defence Services received training.
General Provision of Health Services.
Professional Nursing in the- Home.
The Council makes a grant in aid of the Shrewsbury Road
District Nurses' Home, Ascot Lodge, Shrewsbury Road.
The services of Nurse Kelley are available for social welfare
B. INFECTIOUS DISEASE.
Owing to the situation of the Authority's hospital and the
danger of enemy air attack, the staff and patients were removed
in September 1939, to Woodford Green. One of the wards at
the Harts Sanatorium was (and still is) used for the patients,
and the staff were accommodated in premises adjacent to the
institution. The bed slate was considerably decreased. Hospital
treatment is advised in all cases of diphtheria and in scarlet
fever when accommodation is available. No provision is made
for the nursing of infectious disease in the home.
In addition to the three Council midwives mothers are
attended by the sister midwives and nurses from Plaistow
Maternity Hospital and those attached to the Burges Road Home.
The Midwives from the Sir Henry Tate Home attend a few
mothers in the North Woolwich area.