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Walthamstow 1933

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Mr. Pegram, the Clerk to the Committee, has kindly supplied the following particulars of Walthamstow residents admitted to

Central Home164158*49371
Whipps Cross Hospital6887023421732
Forest Gate Hospital511312130
Margate Convalescent Home66

(*—These children were ultimately transferred to the Homes
at Aldersbrook, and are included in the latter number.
67 infants were born to Walthamstow mothers in the Forest
Gate Hospital.
The number of patients from Walthamstow in Mental Hospitals
was 400 on the 31st December, 1933.
The Connaught Hospital.
Captain Ellison, Secretary to the Hospital, has kindly
supplied the following information:—
Of the total number of In-patients admitted during the year,
676 were residents of the Borough.

Comparative Figures.— The following figures show the progress of the Hospital during 1933, as compared with the previous year:—

In-Patient Department.Out-patient Department.
Patients AdmittedAverage stay in HospitalBeds Occupied Daily.New casesAttendances
1932 1,52922.292.5012,10560,042
1933 *1,43022.6*88.4213,21069,591
* Wards closed during building operations.

Staff.—(Medical). Five Honorary Medical and Surgical Consultants
and seventeen Honorary Visiting Specialists are on the
Staff, and there are four Resident Medical Officers.
Staff.—(Nursing). The Nursing Staff consists of the Matron,
the Assistant Matron and Sister Tutor (one Post), thirteen Sisters,
including six special departments, six Staff Nurses and thirtythree
Beds.— The complement of 116 beds is allocated as follows:
Medical cases, 91; Surgical, 43; Children, 28; Private Beds, 10;
Observation Beds, 4.
Facilities.— There are facilities for operative surgery, X-ray
work, dental, ophthalmic, massage, and electro-therapy.