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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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agreed payments to the Association, has continued. 3 cases were dealt
with under this arrangement during 1961, the details being as follows:-
No. of cases being attended at 31.12.60 Nil
No. of new cases attended during 1961 3
No. of cases discontinued during 1961 3
No. of cases being attended at 31.12.61 Nil
Total number of attendances given:-
(a) whole days 13
(b) half days 5
PREVENTION OF BREAK-UP OF FAMILIES - HEALTH OF
CHILDREN. — Supervision of the few problem families in the Area continues,
the health visitors taking the leading role and discussing the
problems with interested persons, e.g. general practitioners, teachers,
Housing Manager and psychiatric social workers. Local case conferences
are called as necessary.
The one family, consisting of mother, father and four children
admitted to the Rehabilitation Unit at Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Barkingside,
on the 3rd August 1960, under the County Council's scheme, was discharged
on the 31st July, 1961, after having made very good progress.
Accommodation was then provided for them by the County Welfare Officer
in a hostel, pending rehousing.

CONVALESCENT FACILITIES.-The following tables show the number of persons sent away for recuperative holidays during 1961:-

(a) Under Section 22 of the National Health Service Act, i.e., nursing mothers and young children.

Name of HomeNo. of CasesNo. of weeks' stayRemarks
Roland House, Littlehampton242 unaccompanied children
Lennox House, Southsea12Mother and baby
Church Army Home, Bexhill12Mother and baby
Castlehurst Residential Nursery, Whitstable12Unaccompanied child
Mrs. McNeil's Home, Henfield14Unaccompanied child
St. Helen's Convalescent Home, Letchworth13Unaccompanied child
St. Edith's Centre, Leigh-on-Sea232 mothers and babies
Totals9275 unaccompanied children 4 mothers and babies
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