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Walthamstow 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The Connaught Hospital.
The Secretary has kindly supplied the following summary of
the work done in 1948
Number of patients admitted during 1948 2,804
Average length of stay 14.6 days
Daily average number 111.89
Number of patients X-rayed 1,010
Number of new cases treated 22,310
Number of attendances 110,612
Number of patients X-rayed 10,840
Physiotherapy Department—
Number of massage treatments 23,825
Number of electrical treatments 38,513
Number of sunlight treatments 2,526
Major operations 2,137
Minor operations 2,804
Number of beds 118
Number of new patients 22,310
Venereal Disease Treatment.
Treatment was the responsibility of the Essex County Council
and all the facilities of the London County Council were available.
No special Clinic facilities have yet been provided in Walthamstow.
Outfits for taking specimens from patients are provided for
practitioners, on request, by the Whitechapel (London County
Council) Clinic, Turner Street, Whitechapel, E.l.
2. Social Welfare.—Prior to July 5th out-relief and institutional
treatment was provided by the Essex County Council. Mr. Pegram,
County Welfare Officer, kindly states that the amount of relief
provided in Walthamstow during the period 1st January to 4th
July, 1948, was as follows:—
Total amount of outdoor relief granted to Walthamstow residents
during the period 1st January to 4th July, £24,125 16 5.
Average weekly number of Walthamstow residents in receipt
of relief:—
Men 220
Women 513
Children 309
Total 1,042