Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
The question of staffing, both nursing and domestic, continued
to give rise to anxiety during the year, especially in regard to the
recruitment of probationers.
Dr. M. Hamilton, Resident Medical Officer, reports as
follows on the work of the Hospital for the period 1st January,
1948, to 5th July, 1948.
AGE AND SEX OF PATIENTS ADMITTED DURING THE PERIOD
|Under 5 years.||5-10 years.||10-15 years.||Over 15 years.||Total.||Grand Total.|
SEX AND AGE AT DEATH
Twelve deaths occurred during the period, details being as follows:—
|6 Broncho-pneumonia com-plicating whooping cough||Males aged 2, 3, 16 and 22 months.|
|Females aged 3 and 10 months.|
|2 Cerebral haemorrhage complicating whooping cough||Females aged 3 and 18 months.|
|2 Pulmonary Tuberculosis||Females aged 24 and 38 years.|
|1 Acute Anterior Poliomye-litis||Female aged 18 years.|
|1 Bronchitis and Chickenpox||Male aged 16 months.|
1. Grants.—Your Council made the usual grants during the
year to the Invalid Children's Aid Association and to the Waltham
stow Association of Tuberculosis Care Helpers.