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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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“New cases attended by Queen's Nurses for year
1936-37 939
“Visits paid by Queen's Nurses 19,011
“Cases attended for Borough Council .. .. 156
“Midwifery and Maternity Cases (1936-37):—
“Attended in Home 202
“Attended on the District 165
“The rule of the Association in regard to the free nursing of
necessitous cases remains the same. The Association must still
depend on the generosity of Subscribers and Donors to help in this
important part of the work.
“Dr. Cecilia Cohen has again arranged a series of Post-Graduate
Lectures for the Mid wives of the Borough and surrounding districts,
and these have been well attended.
“The Association is very grateful to the Council for their
generous grant."
Following representations by the Association with regard to the
inauguration of a provident scheme your Council in January, 1936,
decided to replace the annual retaining fee of £10 per annum by a
grant of £100.

The Superintendent reports that during the period 1st January to 31st August, 1936, the visits specified below were paid by the nursing staff:—

Nature of DiseaseNo. Cases.No. Visits.
Measles41535
Mumps218
Pertussis210
Erysipelas126
Ophthalmia Neonatorum451
Pneumonia14101
Pulmonary322
Surgical4119
Abscess of Buttock110
,, Breast557
Pyrexia227
Phlebitis211
Hyperemesis Gravidarum114
Totals821,001
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The ascertained cost per visit paid by the Queen's Institute of
District Nursing, to which the Association is affiliated, is 1s. 7½d.
On this basis, 1,001 visits amounts to £81 6s. 7½d., i.e., for eight
months' work.


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