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 Walthamstow]
Of the 6,129 applications approximately 65 per cent. were from families where the father was unemployed.
|Scale.||Amount.||Approximate cost to Authority|
|½d. per pint||112,710 „||1,291||9||4|
|Id. per pint||55,331 „||518||14||6|
|l½d. per pint||644 „||4||13||11|
|Half Cost||12,452 „||84||6||2|
7. HOME HELPS.
Applications for the provision of Home Helps are considered
by the Milk Rota Committee and, if approved, a payment of
12s. 6d. per week for two weeks is made. In addition to the 18
Home Helps approved during 1933, many mothers attending the
Clinic made their own arrangements to obtain the help of suitable
women whose names were supplied by the Health Visitors.
8. INSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT, ETC.
A total of 9 children were sent to Institutions under arrangements
approved by your Committee. The details were as
follows:—Brookfield Orthopaedic Hospital, 3; St. Margaret's
Hospital, 3; Ophthalmic Convalescent Home, Mayfield 1; Lennox
Home, 1; Babies Emergency Hospital, Paddington, 1.
9. HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATION FOR
The following numbers of confinements occurred at the
Mothers' Hospital, Clapton 182
Nursing Homes in Walthamstow 222
Forest Gate Hospital 67
Queen Mary's Hospital 32
There are five Nursing Homes in the Borough with a total
maximum accommodation of 29 beds for maternity cases.