Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]
Special cases are followed-up over a long period, re-attending the
clinic for examination periodically, and in cases where special treatment
or investigation is required admission is arranged to the Consultant
Paediatrician's hospital units.
OPHTHALMIC CLINICS. — Attendances of children under school age for treatment by the Ophthalmologists during 1961 were as follows:-
|Kenwood Gardens Clinic||Mayesbrook Clinic||Manford Way Clinic||Total|
|Number of children who attended||57||64||8||129|
|Number of pairs of spectacles prescribed||11||21||1||33|
|Total number of attendances made||88||134||12||234|
EAR NOSE AND THROAT CLINIC. - The E.N.T. Surgeon attended
at 50 sessions during 1961. There were 20 new cases commenced, and a
total of 34 attendances were made by children of pre-school age.
Operations were performed on two children, one at King George
Hospital and one at Chadwell Heath Hospital.
ARTIFICIAL SUNLIGHT CLINIC. - The following table summaries the attendances of children under 5 years:-
|Clinic||Sessions||New Cases||Old Cases||Attendances||Discharged|
|Cured||Much Improved||Left District etc.|
The conditions treated were anaemia, debility, malnutrition and
SPEECH CLINIC. — 43 children of pre-school age attended, making
569 attendances. The following is the classification of the defects found
hy the speech therapist:-
Retarded speech and language 17
In three cases it was found that no treatment was required.