London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Walthamstow 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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3. Maternity and Child Welfare.— See Section H of the Report.

4. Public Health Act, 1936.—Nursing Homes:—

No. of homesNo. of Patients provided for.
Maternity Patients.Others.Totals.
Homes first registered during the year----
Homes on register at the end of the year3121830

There were no cancellations, refusals or appeals.
Twelve inspections were made by the medical staff. No
difficulties in regard to supervision arose.
Routine enquiries are made with regard to unregistered homes.
5. Essex County Council Act.— One new licence to practise
chiropody was granted by your Council.
Water.— The authority responsible is the Metropolitan Water
Board. Routine tests are carried out by the Board, and the usual
practice was continued of notifying the Board of all cases of actual
or suspected enteric fever. The Board then arranges special tests
at the addresses concerned. All were negative in 1948.
All dwelling houses in the area are supplied direct with water.
Sanitary Inspection of the Area
The Inspectorate was one below complement during the
greater part of the year.

Mr. F. W. Kemp, Chief Sanitary Inspector, reports as follows:—

No. of inspections made.No. of nuisances detected.No. of complaints received.No. of Informal NoticesNo. of Statutory Notices.Total Visits.
Served.Complied with.Served.Complied with.

* Includes notices outstanding from previous year.