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East Ham 1949

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

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Nursery and Child-Minders Regulation Act, 1948.
There were no daily minders provided by the Council at the
31st December, 1949, and there were no premises or daily minders
registered under the above Act at 31/12/49.
Mother and Baby Homes.
During the year under review, 3 unmarried mothers and their
babies and 1 unmarried mother (expectant mother) were sent to
homes or hostels. Two of these were admitted to "Ardmore"
Hostel, Buckhurst Hill, and two to St. Agatha's Home, Stratford,
Maternity Hospitals.
East Ham mothers were admitted for their confinements to
the institutions named below during the year 1949:—
Institution No. of Patients
Aldersbrook Maternity Hospital 463
East Ham Memorial Hospital 366
Eorcst Gate Hospital 194
Total 1,023
Registration of Nursing Homes.
Under Sections 187 to 194 of the Public Health Act, 1936,
there were no homes registered during the year 1949 and there were
no homes on the register at the end of the year.
Aldersbrook Maternity Hospital.
The need for maternity hospital accommodation for East
Ham patients has continued without diminishing. Slightly more
mothers were admitted for delivery and for ante-natal treatment
during this third year than in 1948. The effect of family planning
is being seen in that Springtime has become very much the busiest