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

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Walthamstow 1962

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Place of confinement

During the year Walthamstow Mothers were confined as follows:-
Forest Gate Hospital
Mother s (salvation Army) Hospital,Clapton192
North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton22
Thorpe Coombe Maternity Hospital
Wanstead Hospital46
Other Hospitals or Nursing Homes
At Home:
Council Midwife present504
Family doctor but not Council Midwife present3
Total Confined1,621


During the Jear the Health Visitors made 17,505 visits to homes:-
To expectant mothers:-
First visits640
Subsequent visits137
To children under 1 year of age:-
First visits1,659
To children between the ages of 1 and t years2,485
To children between the ages and 2 and 5 years3,771
Other visits:-
To the aged2,152
Tuberculous households19
Special visits1,315
Unsuccessful visits2,502
Number of attendances by Health Visitors at Local Health Authority Clinic sessions1,171
Number of Health Education talks given in schools242