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]
PREMATURE INFANTS BORN. Aldersbrook Maternity Hospital, 1949.
|Weight in lbs.||Died in first 24 hours||Died between 2nd & 8th day||Died between 8th & 28th day||Survived 28 days||Total|
|Under 3 lbs.||—||—||—||1||1|
Section 23—Midwifery Service.
Miss Newman-Pilkington, S.R.N., S.C.M., H.V. Cert., and
Midwife Teachers Cert., has been appointed Superintendent Nursing
Officer and commenced duty on 2/1/50. Her endeavours will be
extended to supervise the Domiciliary Midwifery and District
Nursing Services and to co-ordinate these services with the general
nursing, ancillary and the unified health visiting services.
Table 22. MIDWIVES ACTS, 1902—1936.
|Number of midwives practising in the area at 31st December, 1949.|
|Domiciliary Midwives||Midwives in Institutions||Total|
|Midwives employed by the Council Midwives employed by Voluntary Organisations—||6||—||6|
|Midwives employed by Hospital Management Committees or Boards of Governors under the N.H.S. Act||—||6||6|
|Midwives in private practice||1||—||1|
NOTE.—Aldersbrook Maternity Hospital has not been included in above table
as it is not situated in the area. The 6 institutional midwives
mentioned are employed at the East Ham Memorial Hospital.