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West Ham 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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GENERAL
AMBULANCE FACILITIES. Two of the three ambulances
provided for accidents, maternity patients and cases of serious
illness are owned by the Health Committee. These vehicles
made 3,841 journeys during the year.
Reciprocal arrangements are in force between the County
Borough of East Ham and this County Borough for the use of
their respective ambulances, on call, in cases of emergency.
Arrangements were also made with the London County Coun'cil
for West Ham ambulances to remove all emergency cases from
the part of the Borough of Woolwich north of the Thames.
In addition to the Health Committee's two ambulances, the
Highways Committee of the Council has an ambulance stationed
at Silvertown. This vehicle is used mainly for accidents
occurring in factories in the Silvertown district, and certain
factory owners contribute towards the cost of this service.
During the year the number of journeys made by this ambulance
was 133.
In November, the Council provided a sitting case car, which
was stationed at the Transport Department. This is used for
cases who, in the opinion of the doctor in attendance, require
removal to hospital, but do not need an ambulance.
MORTUARIES.

BODIES RECEIVED INTO THE MORTUARY DURING

1945

STRATFORD MORTUARY

MonthBodies in Queen Mary s Hospital on which inquests were heldNumber receivedTotalMalesFemalesUnder 5 yearsOver 5 yearsSent in by CoronerSent in by PoliceSent in on sanitary groundsNumber of Post-Mortem ExaminationsNumber of Inquests
January2222157220211-223
February2161813518882143
March2111311211285113
April1212751275117
May191064286495
June17853174474
July11011741182191
August1111651192112
September211139431085115
October31417107215125148
November21315132114105136
December161697412142164
Total14152166111551615011548314851
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