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]
|Ophthalmia Neonatorum||Pemphigus Neonatorum||Puerperal Pyrexia|
|Domiciliary Confinements||Institutional Confinements||Domiciliary Confinements||Institutional Confinements||Domiciliary Confinements||Institutional Confinements|
|No. of cases notified during the year||4||-||-||-||1||1|
|No. of cases visited by Officers of the Authority||4||-||-||-||1||1*|
|No. of cases for whom home nursing was provided||-||-||-||-||1†||-|
|No. of cases removed to hospital||—||—||—||—||1|
* After discharge from hospital. † District Nurse.
The four cases of Ophthalmia Neonatorum recovered with vision unimpaired.
The number of maternal deaths occurring during the year was
3. The causes of death were (1) from sepsis, nil; (2) from other
causes, 3. All of these deaths occurred in hospital.
ANTE-NATAL AND POST-NATAL CLINICS, 1949.
|No. of clinics provided at end of year||No. of women in attendance||Total No. of attendances made during the year|
|No. whom attended during the year||No. of new cases included in previous column who had not previously attended any clinic during current pregnancy and for post-natal clinics women who had not previously attended any post-natal clinic after last confinement|
* Post-natal patients seen at ante-natal clinics.
† By arrangement with L.C.C. ante-natal clinic held every fortnight at L.C.C. Clinic, Fernhill
Street Baths, North Woolwich, E.16.
No ante-natal or post-natal examinations were carried out by
General Practitioners at the mother's home or the practioner's
surgery under arrangements made with the Local Health Authority.