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Walthamstow 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Medical Aid Fees.—As from the 1st April, 1947, no recovery
was made from the patient in regard to medical aid fees.
Compensation for Loss of Cases.—Compensation is made to
Midwives by payment of 10s. Od. per confinement lost by reason
of the reference of the patient from the Council's Ante-Natal
Clinic to hospital on account of any abnormality. No claim was
made for compensation during 1948.
Gas and Air Analgesia.—The Ambulance Service provided
transport facilities for gas and air apparatus.

The table below shows the number of visits done:-

Ante-Natal Examinations.Deliveries.Lying-in Visits.Total Visits.
Patients' Homes.Midwife's House.Clinic.Mid.Mat.
Local Authority1,1231,34130224283,3376,083

Post-Graduate Lectures to Midwives.
A course of 5 lectures was given by Professor F. J. Browne,
M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.O.G., at Thorpe Coombe Maternity
Hospital, during March and April.
The subjects of the lectures were:-
Toxaemias of Pregnancy.
Contracted Pelvis and Disproportion.
Antepartum Haemorrhage.
Puerperal Pyrexia.
The average attendance amounted to 57, including 11 medical
Public Health Act, 1936 (Nursing Homes).—See Public
Health Section of the Report.