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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Treatment is given under the Essex County Council's Scheme. The admissions to Hospital during 1936 were:—

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No action was necessary under the Public Health (Prevention
of Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1925, or Section 62 of the Public
Health Act, 1925.
The arrangements detailed in the report for 1935 were continued
during 1936.
Amongst other measures taken to prevent tuberculosis are the
(a) Re-housing of patients with infectious pulmonary tuberculosis.
The re-housing is subject to the patient occupying, as far
as possible, a separate bed and bedroom, and attending the Tuberculosis
Dispensary regularly.
(b) When a patient is notified to be suffering from nonpulmonary
tuberculosis an inquiry is made as to the milk supply,
and in any case of doubt the milk is biologically tested for the
tubercle bacillus.
Infectious Diseases notified by Medical Staff.—Scarlet
Fever, 6; Diphtheria, 29; Dysentery, 3; Ophthalmia Neonatorum, 1.
Total, 39.
Renovations, etc.—The following works of renovation and
maintenance were carried out during 1936:—
Interior renovations to kitchen, scullery, vegetable store,
refrigerator room, maids' cupboards, matron's office and
dining room; also exterior renovations to Administrative
Interior renovations and provision of new concrete floor to male
bathroom of B Block.
Interior renovations to C Block.
Extensive under-pinning of E and F Blocks.
Exterior and interior renovations to E Block.

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