HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 cc453-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State of Social Services if he will list the National Health Service and private hospitals and maternity homes in London which have intensive care units for babies born at risk.

Mr. Moyle

Health authorities are currently reviewing facilities for intensive care of the newborn. At present the NHS hospitals in the London area providing these facilities include:

  • Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital.
  • University College Hospital.
  • The London Hospital.
  • Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.
  • Greenwich District Hospital.
  • British Hospital for Mothers and Babies, Woolwich.
  • Kings College Hospital.
  • St. Thomas' Hospital.
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  • Lewisham Hospital.
  • Bromley Hospital.
  • Farnborough Hospital.
  • Northwick Park Hospital.
  • Central Middlesex Hospital.
  • Charing Cross Hospital.
  • Hammersmith Hospital.
  • Hillingdon Hospital.

The information requested is not available for private hospitals and nursing homes.

Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements exist for babies born at risk in private maternity homes in London which do not possess an intensive care unit.

Mr. Moyle

Any baby born in a private maternity home in London—or, indeed, anywhere in the country—who needed treatment in an intensive care unit would, if such a unit were not available at the maternity home, be entitled to be transferred immediately to an NHS hospital with such a unit.