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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]
Metropolitan Asglums Board.
|Removal of Persons suffering from Infectious Diseases.|
|1. Apply on Weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.||To the Chief Offices:||Postal Address: Norfolk House, Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C. Telegraphic Address:— Asylums Board, London Telephone Number 2587.|
|At Night, between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., and on Sundays, Christmas Day, & Good Friday,||To the Ambulance Stations:||/Eastern Ambulance Station, Brooksby'sWalk, Homerton, N.E. South-Eastern Ambulance Station, New Cross, Rd., (near Old Kent Road Railway Station), S.E. Western Ambulance Station, Seagrave Road, Fulham, S.W.|
2. REMOVAL TO THE BOARD'S HOSPITALS.
(a) Only persons suffering from Smallpox, Fevers, or
Diphtheria are Admitted into the Board's Hospitals.
(b) Every application must state the name, age, and full
address of the patient, from what disease suffering, and
in cases of fever the particular kind of fever ; and also
the name of the person making the application.
(c) Unless a Medical Certificate be handed to the Ambulance
Nurse the patient will not be removed.
(d) Patients should leave all valuables, money, &c., and all
outside clothing at home, should wear body linen only,
and be wrapped in the blankets provided for the purpose
(e) The Ambulance Nurse will leave, at the house from
which the patient is removed, a notice stating the
Hospital to which the patient is to be taken, and a copy
of the regulations as to visiting, &c.
3. CONVEYANCE TO OTHER PLACES.
(a) Persons suffering from any Dangerous Infectious
Disorder may be Conveyed by Ambulance to Places
other than the Board's Hospitals.
N.B.—Dangerous Infectious Disorders include the
following: Smallpox, Cholera, Diphtheria, Membranous