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]
GAS AND AIR ANALGESIA. Domiciliary Midwives.
|Domiciliary Midwives employed directly by Council||Domiciliary Midwives employed under Sec. 23 by voluntary organisations as agents of Council||Domiciliary Midwives employed under Sec. 23 by hospital authorities as agents of Council||Domiciliary Midwives in private practice||Total|
|No. of domiciliary midwives practising in the area at 31/12/49, who were qualified to administer gas and air analgesia in accordance with the requirements of the c.m. Board||6||4||–||–||10|
|No. of sets of apparatus in use by domiciliary midwives employed in the Authority's service at 31/12/49||6||2||–||–||8|
|No. of cases in which gas and air was administered by domiciliary midwives during the period 1/1/49 to 31/12/49||–||–|
|(6) when acting as a maternity nurse||7||20||–||–||27|
No. of midwives qualified on 31 /12/49 to administer
gas and air analgesia
No. of sets of apparatus used by the above as on
No. of cases in which gas and air analgesia was
administered during the year 1949
(а) when acting as a midwife
(б) when acting as a maternity nurse
Section 24—Health Visiting Service.
The retirement of Mrs. A. A. Woodman M.B.E., S.R.N.,
S.C.M., M.R.S.I. (H.V's Cert.), and the appointment of Miss
Maryon, S.R.N., S.C.M., H.V. Cert., as Superintendent Health
Visitor, establishes a landmark in the story of the health visitors'
services of East Ham.
For the first time the health visitors service functioning as a
unified whole, has become possible. The Council in their wisdom
have adopted the scheme of sponsoring trainees from among selected
candidates to attain through a course of study and examination
full health visitor status, with the proviso that two years' service
as a health visitor is given to the borough. This will have the
effect, in the course of a few years, of enabling us to complete our
establishment with fully trained staff to serve the needs of the