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East Ham 1950

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

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TABLE 33.
Article
No. of occasions items loaned
Cupboard at
Total
Town Hall
Annexe
East Ham
Chest Clinic
Church
Rd. Clinic
Air bed rings (adults)
22
15
17
54
Bed cradles
1
1
-
2
„ pans
33
24
16
73
„ rests
24
14
11
49
Commodes
2
-
-
2
Crutches
1
-
-
1
Electric blankets
1
-
-
1
Feeding cups
-
-
1
1
Garden shelters
-
3
-
3
Hot water bottles (rubber)
2
3
-
5
Rubber sheets
10
12
-
22
Sand bags (small)
-
1
-
1
Sheets
1
-
-
1
Sputum mugs
1
24
-
25
Steam kettles
5
-
-
5
Thermometers
-
1
-
1
Urinals (male)
3
11
-
14
Water beds
1
-
-
1
Wheel chairs
40
-
-
40
Totals
147
109
45
301
NOTE;- With the exception of garden shelters stored in sections on other
Council premises, all large articles (owing to storage space) are
kept at the Town Hall Annexe.
In addition from the premature baby outfit cupboard, the
following articles were issued
No. of occasions
Cost 1
Premature baby outfits 1
Scales and weights 13
Tube feeders 1
TABLE 34.
TUBERCULOSIS 1950.
No. of visits
to homes of
patients
by nurses
during 1950
No. of notified cases on
East Ham Chest Clinic
register on 31/12/50.
No. of occasions on
which free extra
nourishment supplied
to patients during
the year
No. of
occasions
financial help
given for
purchase of
bedding
Adults
Children
Total
Milk
Food
Total
5,858
986
269
1,255
580
34
614
9
There is no change in the procedure outlined on page 53 of the
Annual. Report for the year 1949 in respect of the provision of free extra
nourishment (milk and food) to tuberculous patients; bedding and free
convalescent home treatment.

TABLE 32.

AMBULANCE SERVICES Journeys and Mileage Analysis, 1950.

Nature of JourneyAmbulancesCars
No. of journeysMileageNo. of journeysMileage
Accidents8493,27378596
Sickness +5,54769,3263,65955,928
Maternity8785,63630182
Tuberculosis3252,3362882,693
Mental371,5341023,888
Midwives54241169650
Hospital transfers891,83220364
Ministry of Pensions12517541,989
Maintenance8631152265
Miscellaneous1611871512
Other8688771983
For Essex C.C.483882Shared
For West Ham423254Shared
Totals8,06986,7244,60068,050
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During 1950 these vehicles were not used on behalf of East Ham.

West Ham and Essex C.C.Cars.Ambulances. Total
/East Ham for Essex24850
/East Ham for West Ham44246
+Essex for East Ham12728
+West Ham for East Ham37275
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