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East Ham 1945

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

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Scabies and Treatment Centre.
East Ham Tuberculosis After=Care Committee.
The After-Care Committee is of inestimable benefit to both
patients and dependants in providing bedding-, clothing, etc., and
is helpful in giving personal advice to ex-sanatorium cases who
experience difficulties in connection with their homes or work.
Much kind help is thus afforded to the tuberculosis sufferer.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Ready help and co-operation is provided in respect of cases
referred to the Inspectors.

The following statistics are appended:—

Number of new cases attending
Scabies Clinic 478969520268
Treatment Baths:—PatientsNo. of baths
1942 6741,947
1943 6221,689
1944 5841,48l
1945 5011,511

Maternity and Child Welfare
Midwifery Services.
The Council under the Midwifery Act, 1936, appointed 3
municipal midwives. Three such midwives were employed during
the year under review and although the demand for their services
in some of the war years decreased owing to evacuation and
bombing, the number of cases booked was rapidly increasing
towards the end of 1945.

Number of cases attended by them since 1939 is shewn below :—

As Midwives194149100185225211172
As Maternity Nurses3721912343114