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East Ham 1948

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

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With the introduction of the National Health Service Act
on 5th July, 1948, the Hospital passed to the North-East Metropolitan
Regional Hospital Board (No. 11 Hospital Management
Group) but East Ham County Borough Council continues
administration on an agency basis. We have continued to enjoy
the collaboration of the Staff of East Ham Memorial Hospital, and
in particular we are indebted to the Consultant Obstetrician,
Mr. D. G. Wilson Clyne, F.R.C.S., M.R.C.O.G.
No. of maternity cases admitted for confinement 461
No. of cases admitted for ante-natal treatment 53
No. of patients delivered by midwives 441
No. of patients delivered by doctors 15
No. of patients admitted after delivery 5
Average duration of stay in lying-in wards (days) 12—14
No. of cases notified as Puerperal Pyrexia 7
No. of cases of Pemphigus Neonatorum 2
No. of cases notified as Ophthalmia Neonatorum _
No. of maternal deaths —
No. of still births 2
No. of infant deaths within 10 days of birth 4
No. of infants who received a supplementary or
complementary feed whilst in hospital (excluding
those given during the first 3 or 4 days whilst
breast feeding was established) 30
No. of infants wholly breast fed on leaving the
hospital 436

Day Nurseries.

The following nurseries were open throughout the year under review :—

No. of places.
School Road60
Wall End/Caledon Road60
St. Stephen's Road89
Roman Road84
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