1947 Sanitary Report for Rishton.

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Report of the Sanitary Inspector For the Year ended 31st December, 1947. Mr. Chairman, Lady and Gentlemen, I beg to submit a report of the work done in the Sanitary Department during the year 1947. GENERAL PROVISION OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE AREA. Public Health Officers of the Council. Medical Officer of Health : Dr. J. Ross. Part-time Officer. Salary contributed to. Sanitary Inspector : C. Woodcock, Certified Inspector of Meat and Other Foods, Certified in the carrying out of Meat and Sanitary Inspector’s duties. Whole-time Officer. Salary contributed to. Laboratory Facilities. Pathological and bacteriological examinations are carried out at the Health Laboratory, Blackburn, with the exception of sputum examinations for Tuberculosis, these being examined at the Tuberculosis Dispensary, Accrington. o 10 CLINICS AND TREATMENT CENTRES. Maternity and Child Welfare. Situation. Accommodation by whom provided. Chief Centre— Owned by the County Meeting and consultaHigh Street, Rishton. Council. tions every Tuesday afternoon. L.H.V. also attends daily during week to interview mothers and give advice. School Clinic— Eye. Ear and Dental County Council. High Street, Rishton. and Minor Ailments Clinic. Tuberculosis— Accrington Tuber¬ culosis Dispensary. County Council. Venereal Diseases— Out-patients Depart- County Council. Blackburn Royal ment. Infirmary. (Twice a week for males and females). Orthopaedic Clinic— Rishton. County Council. TUBERCULOSIS. New Cases and Mortality during 1947. Age Periods Years. 0—. 5—. 1— . 10—. 15—. 20—. 25—. 35—. 45—. 55—. 65 and upwards Respiratory --NEW CASES--DEATHS Non-Resp’ry Respiratory Non-Resp’ry _ M. P. M. p M P. M. P. Totals ... 2 2 0 3 0 0 3 2 4 0 Public Health Tuberculosis Regulations, 1930. Total Pulmonary and Pulmonary. Non-Pulmonary. Non-Pulmonary. M. F. Total. M F. Total. M. F. Total. 8 7 15 ... 3 6 9 ... 11 13 24 Public Health (Prevention of Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1925. No action has been called for under the above regulations, which concerns tuberculosis employees in the milk trade. -oLethal Chamber. The following animals were destroyed during the year: — Dogs ... ... Cats . 8 Cats at 2/- 71 Cats at 1 / - 42 Dogs at 2 / - 71 Dogs at 1 / - ... 113 ... 79 £ s. d. 0 16 0 3 110 4 4 0 3 110 £12 2 0 Ambulance. An Austin Ambulance is provided by the Council. 380 cases were dealt with. Refuse Collection. Refuse collected with Karrier Bantam Motor Vehicle. Disposal by controlled tipping. Sewage Disposal. Bacteriological (Biological) System. The following works were carried out during the year: — Effluent channels repairs and filter beds re-built. 12 Notifiable Diseases notified during year. A table giving- the number of infectious diseases notified dur¬ ing the year, also the ages at which cases occurred, is given below :— x V >U0 c 10 uo uo vo 1 1 UO UO NO 'Of 1-1 i 1 O U0 (M NO CO Od LO O r-l CM r—1 rH CN3 O UO r—1 rH rH r—H 5 10 3 37 11 T—1 uO uo 11 6 1 18 NO 'Cj- NO O I—t CM rH rH 32 CM NO 01 8 : 61 i—H CM OCJ rH t> u I ^ T3 I C D CM O CM C/3 <13 1/3 rt 3 13 o oz q3 00 eo UO NO C3 a3 5 u. 3 20 ao o . . • > C/5 Cl u. 4—< • a3 3 '{"1 3 03 03 rG U* O -3 3 • • tlj . x 3 3 4—> O . * • £3 3 — UJ 3 CD i3 O (J U >- 3 3 £ >—J CQ X > CD Uh .2 *2 > 40 U00 3 .2 c a. "a C/0 1 _o o O o C/5 4-J Ut o3 £ C/5 o3 • o (U C/5 o U> o 0- CL D Cl 4~> 20 3 3 D. c 3 J-i 2C 4-> a3 > Q 23 a O C/5 >> UJ 03 03 S C/3 JO 3 3l-H 3 203 H O <4* jo c8 O H 3 C o 3 .— 3 3 O 0- £ c o- Z *3 Rainfall, 1947. The following is the rainfall for the year 1947 which was provided by Mr. H. Cott, M.Inst.Mun.E., Engineer and Surveyor. January ms. ... 3.12 July ins. ... 2.28 February ... ... .52 August ... .14 March ... 5.62 September ... 4.23 April ... 3.53 October ... ... .91 May ... 2.22 November ... 6.08 June ... 2.35 December ... 2.72 The total rainfall for 1947 was 35.93ins. Details of Salvage Collected and Sold during 1947. £ s. d. 53 tons 15 cwts of Waste Paper. 305 1 9 Bottles and Jars. 4 19 0 Scrap Iron. ... 4 13 0 Rags. 1 3 0 KitchenWaste. 25 0 0 £340 16 9 Salvage Bonus (Government) . 7 17 0 £348 13 9 Closet Accommodation at end of 1947. Number of middens, none. Number of closets attached to middens, none. Number of pail closets, 29. Number of dry ashpits, none. Number of movable ashbins, approximately 2,000. Number of houses on water carriage system, 1,878. Number of fresh-water closets, 685. Number of waste-water closets, 1,193. Conversions during 1947, 19. I4 Sanitary Inspections during 1947. Number of premises visited, 1,300. Defects or nuisances—number discovered, 346 ; number abated, 330. Number of notices served—informal, 142 ; statutory, 17. No legal proceedings have been taken during the year. Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919. Infestation Order, 1943. 20 infestations were dealt with during the year, and the sewers receive a maintainance treatment every six months. Milk and Dairies Order, 1926. The number of farms in the district is 26, and they are in¬ spected at least twice each year. Their condition is, in most cases, good. There are six Accredited Milk Producers, and one is pro¬ ducing Tuberculin Tested Milk (Certified), i.e., from cows which have passed a veterinary examination and a Tuberculin Test. Milk Supply. The milk produced within, or brought into the township, is on the whole of good quality. The Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1936. Number of dealers’ licences issued during 1947 in respect of :— Tuberculin Tested Milk . 1 Accredited (Distribution) .6 Total number of Cowkeepers .26 Number on the Register. 26 Number of Inspections during the year ... 54 Dairy farms, 26. Approximate number of cows in the district 600. l5 Other Foods. Bakehouses (12 in number) and other premises where foods are manufactured, stored or exposed for sale, have been inspected from dme to time and their condition found satisfactory. Food and Drugs Adulteration (Food and Drugs Act), 1938. Public Health (Condensed Milk) Reg., 1923-27. Public Health (Dried Milk) Reg., 1923-27. Public Health (Preservatives in Food) Reg., 1925-27. The above are administered by the County Council. During the year 22 samples of milk were examined for quality ; all samples were sufficient in fats. PREVALENCE OF AND CONTROL OVER INFECTIOUS DISEASES. General. Tnere were four cases of scarlet fever during the year, com¬ pared with 25 last year. There has been no cases of diphtheria during the past four years. There has been no marked prevalence of other infectious diseases. Number of Premises. Dwellings .1,732 Shops (lock-up) .32 Shops and Dwellings. ••• 140 Offices andDwellings. 3 Hotels . 5 Off-Licence .1 Farms (houses not included in first item). 26 CottonMills. 5 Paper Mill .'. 1 Electricity Generating Station ... 1 Electricity Sub-Stations (one with office). 2 16 Number of Premises—Contiuued. Other Works .19 Halls .4 Churches .7 Schools ... 5 Cinema. 1 Clubs .5 Clinic .1 Public Buildings. 5 Other Buildings. 13 2,008 In conclusion, I desire to acknowledge the many kindnesses extended to me by the Chairman and Members of the Heakh Committee and Clerk of the Council, Medical Officer of Health, Collector, Surveyor, my staff, and other members who have assisted me in the discharge of my duties. I have the honour to be. Your obedient servant, (Signed) C. WOODCOCK, Mem. Royal Sanitary Institute. Cert. lnsp. of Meat & Other Foods. Mem. Sanitary Inspectors' Assoc. c

 

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