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East Ham 1945

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

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Ante=Natal Clinics.

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.

19441945
Number of cases referrd to East Ham Mem. Hosp.32/370
,, ,, ,, Forest Gate Hosp.335395
,, ,, ,, Queen Mary's Hosp.15
,, ,, ,, Emg. Maternity Homes35
19441945
Total number of individual expectant mothers who attended the Council Ante-natal Clinics17011766
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War-time Nurseries
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
Nurseries.
Although the staffing problem eased somewhat, that for
wardens still persisted.
Statistics for 1945 are shewn in the following two tables:—

TABLE 19.

Children on Register (on last day of month).

Brampton & Roman RoadKensingtonSchool RoadWall-EndSt. Stephens
0—22—50—22-60—22—50—22—50—22—5
January144773611238231431
February1350737162116252132
March1347640172116252134
April1252734192920281942
May1755839203018282044
June1862837ao3122282444
July1857733203124262744
August2161203827282949
† September1858213922302349
† October2064193725322456
† N ovember1666203425322456
† December1866213523302452
†Roman Road,
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