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East Ham 1949

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

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Table 24.

GAS AND AIR ANALGESIA. Domiciliary Midwives.

Domiciliary Midwives employed directly by CouncilDomiciliary Midwives employed under Sec. 23 by voluntary organisations as agents of CouncilDomiciliary Midwives employed under Sec. 23 by hospital authorities as agents of CouncilDomiciliary Midwives in private practiceTotal
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. Board6410
No. of sets of apparatus in use by domiciliary midwives employed in the Authority's service at 31/12/49628
No. of cases in which gas and air was administered by domiciliary midwives during the period 1/1/49 to 31/12/49
(a) when acting as a midwife25057307
(6) when acting as a maternity nurse72027
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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
31/12/49
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
East Ham
Memorial
Hospital
6
2
349

Aldersbrook
Hospital
7
2
450
11
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


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