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East Ham 1950

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

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TABLE 41.

MENTAL DEFECTIVE OCCUPATION CENTRE. SESSIONS AND ATTENDANCES, 1950.

No. of sessions held during the yearMorningAf ternoon
233233
MsleFemaleMaleFemale
Total attendances2,8053,1402,8593,415
Average attendances per session12.0413.4712.2714.66
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Of the 393 cases of old age as shewn in the preceding table, this
figure includes chronic sick (e.g., aged, suffering from arthritis,
rheumatism, cardiac, diabetes, etc.) and the aged and blind - of this number
30 were serviced on grounds of senility only.
Those receiving help for senility only are set out in the table
below.
Of the 679 applicants, with the prior approval of the Chairman
and subsequent confirmation by the Health Committee, in 169 cases home
helps were provided free of cost as compared with 269 for the previous
year.

TABLE 42.

DULY AUTHORISED OFFICERS. DETAILS OF VISITS, ETC., 1950.

Mental Def iclency Acts 1913 - 38Lunacy and Mental Treatment ActsGrand Total of visits and attendances
GuardianshipStatutory SupervisionFriendly CareHome reports for patients detained in institutionsOccupation CentreTotal visits or attendancesPatients reported to be in need of treatmentAfter-CarePark View Therapeutic Social ClubTotal visits or attendances
No. of visits and attendances931,43596140801,8441,334839512,2244,068
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The above figures are included in the main table.
SANITARY SECTION
This section of the report relating to sanitary circumstances,
housing, food inspection and the general routine work of this section of
the Department has been compiled by the Chief Sanitary Inspector,
Mr. R. A. Baskett, B.E.M., M.S.I.A.
Staff changes during the year were fortunately at a minimum
Mr. W. J. Worley, Deputy Chief Sanitary Inspector, retired in May and the
Council appointed one of the District Inspectors, Mr. D. G. Tonkin as his
successor. Mr. Hagedorn from Tottenham was appointed to fill the
resulting District vacancy. The establishment of the sanitary section
otherwise is the same as last year.
Because of other demands upon the Inspectors' services,
unfortunately it was not possible to follow up and expand to the extent
anticipated the detailed work in connection with the hygiene of food
premises and a clean food campaign.


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