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]
TABLE 28. MATERNITY CASES ATTENDED.
|Number of maternity cases in the area attended by Midwives during the year ended 31/12/49.|
|Domiciliary Cases||Cases in Institutions.||Total.|
|As Mid-wives.||As Maternity Nurses.||As Mid- wives.||As Maternity Nurses.||As Mid-wives.||As Maternity Nurses.|
|Midwives employed by the Authority||316||34||–||–||316||34|
|Midwives employed by Voluntary Organisations|
|(b) otherwise (including hospitals not transferred to the Minister under the N.H.S. Act)||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Midwives employed by Hospital Management Committees or Boards of Governors under the N.H.S. Act||–||–||349†||65†||349||65|
|Midwives in private practice||3||–||–||–||3||–|
† East Ham Memorial Hospital.
Aldersbrook Maternity Hospital figures not included in above table.
Number of cases in which medical aid was summoned during
the year under Section 14 (1) of the Midwives Act, 1918, by a
(а) for domiciliary cases—-
(i) where the medical practitioner had arranged to provide
the patient with maternity medical services under the
N.H.S. Act 1
(ii) others 179
(б) for cases in institutions 65
* East Ham Memorial Hospital.