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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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As during other years I was invited to address several meetings
and made many useful and pleasant contacts as a result. "
The laundry service for cleansing of soiled bed linen and
personal clothing continued to operate throughout the year, proving
of invaluable assistance in very difficult cases.
During the year 90 persons were assisted and 18,227 articles
were laundered.
(ix) HOSPITALS, etc.
Chadwell Heath Hospital.— 173 beds are provided; 69 for general
infectious diseases, 96 for geriatric cases, and 8 beds are used for ear,
nose and throat cases.
Maternity Hospital.— 51 beds for reception of maternity cases are
maintained at the Ilford Maternity Hospital.

King George Hospital.— The following is a return in respect of bed accommodation:-

Total number of Beds at 31st December 1961Pay Beds 14 Amenity Beds 7Other PatientsChildren

At 31.12.61. 4 beds were occupied by "chronic sick".
The above three hospitals are included in the Ilford and Barking
Group. (Group 12 N.E. Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board).
Mr. II.F. Harris, the Hospital Group Secretary, informs me as follows
regarding the proposed extensions to the King George Hospital.
"The latest position with reference to the King George Hospital
Major Development Scheme is that it was included in the Government's
White Paper issued in January, 1962, as a Scheme to be
commenced before 1964/65. The number of beds is to be increased
to approximately 300 and in addition nearly all Departments will be