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East Ham 1948

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

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(iv) number of domiciliary midwives trained under
(iii) above during the period 5/7/48 to 31 /12/48 None
(v) how many sets of apparatus for the administration
of analgesics are in use by domiciliary
midwives employed by the Authority or
employed by Voluntary Organisations in the
Authority's area ? 7
(vi) in how many cases were analgesics administered
by midwives in domiciliary practice
during the period 5/7/48 to 31 /12/48 ? 75
Section 24—Health Visiting Service.
The implementation of our proposals under this section has
been greatly curtailed by the continued dearth of trained health
visitors. As already mentioned in the preface of this report, a
scheme for the training and employment of student health visitors
in conjunction with neighbouring local health authorities has been
inaugurated and will assist us, it is hoped in the course of time,
to achieve our full complement of staff.
The work of the health visitor has been more precisely defined
and now embraces the educational, preventive and advisory aspect
of the health of all members of the family.
Section 24—Statistics for period 5/7/48 to 31/12/48.

Section 24—Statistics for period 5/7/48 to 31/12/48.

TABLE 19.

Provided byNumber of Health Visitors employed at end of yearEquivalent of Whole-time Services devoted by Health Visitors included in Cols. (2) & (3) to Health Visiting (all classes including attendance at Infant WelfareNumber of visits paid by Health Visitors included in columns (2) and (3) during period 5th July, 1948, to 31st December, 1948
Expectant MothersChildren under 1 year of ageChildren between the ages of 1 and 5Other Classes
Whole-time on Health VisitingPart-time on Health Visiting
First VisitsTotal VisitsFirst VisitsTotal VisitsFirst VisitsTotal VisitsFirst VisitsTotal Visits
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)
Local Health Authority6-680809182,537-4,1471212
Voluntary Organisations-----------
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