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]
During 1945, the number of expectant mothers attending the Ante-Natal Clinics is the highest on record. The large number of applications for Maternity Hospital accommodation continues to be an urgent problem, and has been so great, that it has been found impossible to meet the demand, with the result that many mothers have required to accept domiciliary treatment.
|Number of cases referrd to East Ham Mem. Hosp.||32/||370|
|,, ,, ,, Forest Gate Hosp.||335||395|
|,, ,, ,, Queen Mary's Hosp.||1||5|
|,, ,, ,, Emg. Maternity Homes||—||35|
|Total number of individual expectant mothers who attended the Council Ante-natal Clinics||1701||1766|
Owing to the needs of the Education Committee, Kensingon
Avenue and Brampton Road nurseries were closed on 18/8/45.
The Ministry of Health eventually agreed to the Conversion
of one of the blocks at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Roman
Road, into a nursery and the children were transferred from
Brampton Road to Roman Road on 6/9/45. Those from Kensington
were tranferred to School Road and Wall-End Road
Although the staffing problem eased somewhat, that for
wardens still persisted.
Statistics for 1945 are shewn in the following two tables:—
Children on Register (on last day of month).
|Brampton & Roman Road||Kensington||School Road||Wall-End||St. Stephens|
|† N ovember||16||66||—||—||20||34||25||32||24||56|