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West Ham 1945

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

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It was quite impossible to keep the beds fully occupied
during the year owing to the extreme shortage of both nursing
and domestic staff. Many applications for the admission of
extra-district cases had to be refused.
The results of treatment were, as in the past, satisfactory
and encouraging. I regret that more beds were not available.
A number of old patients now grown up and fully occupied
have visited the institution, some on leave from the Forces.
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(b) LANGDON HILL SANATORIUM.

No. of admissionsMales 14.Females 9.Total23
No. of dischargesMales 17.Females 8.Total25
No. of deathsMales —.Females—.Total
No. of patients in
institution:—
Dec., 1945 Males 14. Females 17. Total 31
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The grades of cases discharged and the results of treatment were as follows:—

T.B. MinusT.B. plus Grade I.T.B. plus Grade II.T.B. plus Grade III.
Males17
Females62
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One case was under treatment for both pulmonary and surgical tuberculosis.

MALES
Quiescent16-
Improved1-
No material improvement----
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FEMALES

Quiescent6--2
Improved-
No material improvement---
Extra-District cases admitted during the year were: —
Males 3. (2 East Ham, 1 Surrey). Females 1. (Surrey). Total:4
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