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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Loan of Sick Room Equipment

Number of issues made to patients during year256
Number of articles on loan at end of year which had been on loan for.-
(a) under 1 year161
(b) 1 and under 2 years77
(c) 2 and under 5 years70
(d) 5 years and over12
Convalescence for Adults
Number of applications during year76
Length of stay:
One week1
Two weeks54
Three weeks1
Pour weeks

Health Education

reaching to groups by Departmental StaffAto .of SessionsTotal At tendances
(a) Clinic,Welfare Centres, Relaxation classes153913
(b) School2412,715
(c) Professional Organisations--
(d) Parent/Youtn/General Adult Group3430
(e) Others--
Number of film shows given at sessions referred to above164
Exhibitions in which department has participated

Of the 76 applications received, 38 were in respect of perons aged
65 years and over. Recuperative holidays were arranged and accepted
by 29 of these patients.