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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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The forms of dental treatment provided were:-

ExtractionsAnaestheticsFillingsScaling or Scaling and Gum treatmentSilver Nitrate treatmentDressingsRadiographsDentures provided, repaired and remade
LocalGeneral
CompletePartial
Expectant and nursing mothers
(a) Day Sessions:-
Mayesbrook23813477651-452107
Kenwood Gardens3629112837-28566
(b) Evening Sessions:-
Mayesbrook6240-2161562533122
Children under 5:-
Mayesbrook156-622352-27---
Kenwood Gardens---225--212--
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In addition there were 282 prophylactic treatments and other
operations carried out in the case of expectant and nursing mothers at
day sessions (185 at Mayesbrook and 97 at Kenwood Gardens) and 239 at
evening sessions (at Mayesbrook).
The total number of sessions held for expectant and nursing mothers
and children under five years of age was 124½, 79½ during the day (42½
at Mayesbrook and 37 at Kenwood Gardens) and 45 in the evenings (at
Mayesbrook).
DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL WELFARE FOODS. - The distribution
of National Welfare Foods (National dried milk, orange juice, cod
liver oil and vitamin tablets) to beneficiaries has continued to be the
responsibility of the Local Health Authorities under the National Health
Service. With a view to effecting economy and cohesion in the service
this work has been fully integrated with that of the distribution of nutrients
and medicaments which has been in operation in the maternity and child
welfare service for many years.
As was reported last year, the High Road Methodist Church premises
were closed at the end of March 1961 when the new Methodist Church in
Ilford Lane was completed. The branch distribution centre at these premises
was therefore, by arrangement with the Church authorities, moved
to a room in the Church Hall adjoining the new Church, the approach to
the centre being from Britannia Road. The dates and times of opening
remained unaltered until June 1962, when the Friday morning and afternoon
sessions were discontinued in view of the decline in attendances.


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