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East Ham 1950

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

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MOTHER AND BABY HOMES.
During the year under review, 3 unmarried expectant mothers
were sent to homes or hostels* One of these was admitted to "Ardmore"
Hostel, Buckhurst Hill, and two to St. Agatha's Home, Stratford, E.15.

TABLE 19 CHILD WELFARE CENTRES, 1950

No. of centres provided at end of yearNo. of child welfare sessions held at end of year per month at centres in col. (2)No„ of children who attended centres in col„ (2) during the year.No. of children who first attended the centres during the year and who on the date of their first attendance were:-+No. of children in attendance at the end of the year who were then:-Total No. of attendance made by children Included in col. (4) during the year.
Under 1 yearOver 1 yearUnder 1 yearOver 1 yearUnder 1 yearOver 1 year
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)
Local Health Authority Centres2562,7801,1702121,0111,71212,5065,464
Centre belonging14773633340334112
to other L.H.A.
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REGISTRATION OF NURSING HOMES.
Under Sections 187 to 194 of the Public Health Act, 1936, there
were no homes registered during the year 1950, and there were no homes on
the register at the end of the year 1950.
ALDERSBROOK MATERNITY HOSPITAL.
By agreement with the Regional Hospital Board, this Unit was
transferred to the West Ham Group Hospital Management Committee on 1st
April, 1950, so that greater efficiency in the medical services might
be possible.
No change is envisaged in the catchment area for the admission
of mothers, and East Ham will continue to give the bulk of the bookings.
Admission to hospital for confinement is arranged:
(i) Where the doctor indicates that there are medical or
obstetrical grounds necessitating hospital supervision.
(ii) When housing conditions make home confinement difficult
or impossible.
(iii) When there are pressing social reasons.
The effect of the transfer on the services given to the Borough
will be watched with lively interest.


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