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]
Assistance was given as follows :—
Sent to Convalescent Homes 165
Sent to Sanatoria 10
Home reports submitted to hospitals 5
Surgical appliances provided 10
On Waiting list on 4/7/48 52
(b) District Nursing.
Statistics from 1/1/48 to 4/7/48:—
|East Ham District Nursing Assoc.||Silvertown & North Woolwich District Nursing Assoc.|
|Patients on books on 1/1/48||176||4|
|New patients from 1 /1/48 to 4/7/48||431||24|
|Summary of New Cases :—|
|Bronchitis, Pneumonia & Pleurisy||32||—|
|Rheumatism, Arthritis, etc.||18||—|
|Total number of visits||16,314||205|
(c) East Ham Tuberculosis After-Care Committee.
The functions of this voluntary organisation were taken over
by the Council on the " appointed day " under their Care and
Up to that date (5/7/48), 17 patients received clothing
allowances at a cost of £59 16s. 9d., and 3 patients were allowed
bed and bedding.
This Committee, renamed the East Ham Chest Clinic
Amenities Fund, by its voluntary efforts are paying fares to
relatives to visit patients in institutions, and at Christmas 1948,
108 cases received a gift of 10s. Od. each.