Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Port of London]
PRECAUTION AGAINST PLAGUE.—Form C.
Particulars Relating to Vessels " Infected " or "Suspected," or from Infected Ports.
|No. of Vessels.||Date of Arrival.||Whether infected, suspected or trom an infected port.||Methods of Rat Destruction employed.||No. of rats killed.||Whether a certificate of deratisation was issued.||Remarks.|
|Fumigation by sulphur dioxide.||Fumigation by hydrocyanic acid.||Trapping, poisoning, &c.|
|1,205||1st Jan. to 31st Dec., 1924.||From Infected Ports.||Nil.||Nil.||Traps and Poison, Traps, Ratcatchers.||5,346||Nil.||The full Table is prepared, but is not printed herewith.|
TABLE XXXIII.—F orm D.
|Number of Vessels Fumigated by S02||Number of Rats killed.||Number of Vessels Fumigated by HCN.||Number of Rats killed.||Number of Vessels on which trapping, poisoning, &c., were employed.||Number of Rats killed.||Number of Fumigation Certificates issued on Form " Port 10."||Number of other Certificates issued.|
|(See Table XXIX.)|
TABLE XXXIV.— Hospital.
Number of Cases Admitted, Cost of Maintenance, &c.
|Admitted.||Discharged.||Died.||Remaining under treatment.|
|Remaining in Hospital on 31st December, 1924||2|
|Total number of days' treatment during the year||1,053|
|Average number of days' treatment for each case||17.55|
|Average daily number of patients in Hospital||.16|
|Average daily cost of maintenance per patient||0.89d.|
|Average total annual cost of maintenance per patient||£1.7.3|
During the year four cubicles for nurses were added, in a separate building,
to the accommodation provided for the nursing staff. This permits of a separate
room each for nurses and servants and for storage accommodation for linen, etc.,
which was much needed.
In a spot as outlying as is Denton Hospital it is natural that the Staff, when off
duty, should have much appreciated the installation of a wireless apparatus, which
receives both from Chelmsford and London stations with sufficient facility to
permit of distribution throughout the administrative block.