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East Ham 1949

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

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The number of mental defectives on the register of the
Occupation Centre on 31/12/49, was 33 (16 males, 17 females).
With the exception of 2 females who attend afternoons only, all
attend for the whole day.

Table 41.


Sessions and Attendances, 1940.

No. of sessions held during the year233233
Total attendances2,8022,6392,7533,029
Average attendances per session12.0211.3311.813.0

Total attendances, males 5,555, females 5,668, total 11,223.
There were no defectives awaiting admission to the Centre on
During the year under review, the defectives attending the
Centre made the following articles, which were sold for the sum of
£128 8s. Od.—2 settee backs, 1 needle case, 3 knitting bags, 6 teapot
stands, 13 soft toys, 2 pair gloves, 1 scarf, 1 canvas bag, 3 string
bags, 2 oak stools, 7 small mats, 7 piano runners, 3 peg bags,
17 chair backs, 12 tea cosies, 6 shopping bags, 44 cushion covers,
17 wool rugs, 1 rag rug, repairs to rugs and baskets.

Table 42.

DULY AUTHORISED OFFICERS. Details of Visits, etc., 1949.

Mental Deficiency Acts 1913-38Lunacy and Mental Treatment ActsGrand Total of visits and attendances
GuardianshipStatutory SupervisionFriendly CareHome reports for patients detained in institutionsOccupation CentreTotal visits orattendancesPatients reported to be in need of treatmentAfter-CarePark View Therapeutic Social ClubTotal visits or attendances
No. of visits and attendances1601,148124169691,6701,159576441,7793,449