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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Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Services

The following table summarises the attendances at the Clinics held:—

New Patients:—Ante-Natal.Post-Natal.
Thorpe Coombe Maternity Hospital1,259829
Low Hall Lane Clinic46976
Silverdale Road485
Total Attendances:—Ante-Natal.Post-Natal.
Thorpe Coombe Maternity Hospital9,8511,269
Low Hall Lane Clinic90484
Silverdale Road1045
The percentage of Ante-Natal cases to notified births was 79.8.

Welfare Clinics
Attendances at the Welfare Clinics are summarised in the
following table :—

Summary of Attendances at Welfare Clinics

Clinic.First Attendances of New Cases.Re-attendances.Grand Total.
Under lyr. of age.1-5 yrs. of age.Total.Under lyr. of age.1-5 yrs. of age.Total.
Markhouse Road59211570711,9429,68021,62222,329
Penrhyn Avenue353714246,7336,63713,37013,794
Winchester Road309553645,9275,43511,36211,726
Silverdale Road65461119541,0171,9712,082
The lower attendances under one year of age reflect the effect of the reduced birth rate.