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East Ham 1945

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

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formed, confirmed by X-Ray, premature
labour, 30 weeks.
2. Termination of pregnancy, 28 weeks, mother
pre-edamptic and pregnancy insanity.
3. Brow presentation.
4. Breech presentation.
5. Breech presentation.
6. Cord prolapse.
7. Cord prolapse.
8. Distress of Foetus due to prolonged labour.
Number of infant deaths within 10 days of birth 8
Cause of death in each case and results of postmortem
examination (if obtainable) :—
1 and 2, 4, 5 and 6, Prematurity and Atelectosis.
3. Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalic.
7. Cerebral haemorrhage.
8. Broncho Pneumonia.
*This represents number of admissions not number of individual cases.
As detailed in my 1944 report, hospital accommodation for
women whose homes are unsuitable or who require in-patient
treatment on medical grounds is provided at East Ham Memorial
Hospital, Forest Gate Hospital, Plaistow Maternity Hospital
and District Nurses' Home, and Queen Mary's Hospital,
The number of cases admitted to institutions in the London
Area during 1945, is given below:—

Note.-—With the exception of East Ham Memorial and Forest Gate Hospitals and the last item, this information has been abstracted from births notified to the Public Health Dept.

InstitutionNo. of East Ham Cases AdmittedNo of cases in which admission was arranged by P.H.D.
East Ham Memorial Hospital370(4)370
Forest Gate Hospital395(6)395
Queen Mary's Hospital for the East-End37(2)5
Plaistow Maternity Home, Howards Road, E.1333(1)
Sunt rap Hospital141(2)
Other London Hospitals43(2)
Private Nursing Homes (London)10
Emergency Maternity Homes outside London3535

Figures in brackets indicate number of still births included in
main figures.