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 facilities for the distribution of vitamins outlined in the
1942 Report were continued at all Welfare Centres.
Every effort is being made to increase the demand.
The following table shows the average attendances at the Nurseries during 1948 (Mondays to Fridays only).
|Month.||Nurseries.||Over 2 yrs.||Under 2 yrs.||Total.|
|December . .||Higham Hill||41.4||8.8||50.2|
|Whole Year||Higham Hill||44.6||10.3||54.9|
During the current year it has become necessary to reduce the
number of names on the Register at each Nursery from 60 to 55
so as not to exceed the capacity of the Nursery (i.e., 50 places).
Pressure on the Day Nurseries remains high even in the priority
classes, i.e., the children of unmarried mothers, of widows, or of wives
separated from their husbands; the children of mothers whose husbands
are frequently ill and cannot work full-time or are unemployed,
or who are themselves ill; the children of mothers whose husbands
are in the Forces; and of mothers who are working full-time on