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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following table sets out the maternal mortality, stillbirth
and neo-natal death-rates for the past five years.

The normal expectation is that these three rates should have some correlation:—

Kate (per 1,000 live births).1936.1935.1934.1933.1932.
Maternal Mortality1.743.006.405.394.47
Stillbirths31.434.133.837.443.8
Neo-Natal Deaths16.921.520.429.330.8
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The maternal mortality rates for the past five years have been as follows:—

Year.Total Births Registered.Deaths.Bates per 1,000 Births.
Puerperal Sepsis.Other Puerperal Causes.Total.Puerperal Sepsis.Other Puerperal Causes.Total.
19361,769i230.561.131.69
19351,7273251.731.162.89
19341,77565113.372.816.18
19331,7357294.01.15.1
19321,8712681.03.24.2
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I. THORPE COOMBE MATERNITY HOME.
Alterations and Extensions.—No alterations of major
character were carried out.
The extensions specified below have been approved by the
Minister of Health, and tenders will shortly be invited:—
Two 4-bed wards attached to existing block.
Two nurseries, each for 4 infants.
Two sick nurseries, each for 1 infant.
Two milk preparation rooms.
New 6-bed isolation (or post-natal) block with single warda
and separate quarters for nurses on 1st floor.
New ante-natal block, laboratory, etc.
Extension of existing nurses' home.


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