HC Deb 09 January 1978 vol 941 cc683-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the facilities and expertise available at the Mill Road Maternity Hospital in Cambridge; and if its special care baby unit satisfies the requirements of the OPPE report.

Mr. Moyle

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 16th December 1977; Vol. 941, c. 596], gave the following information:

Mill Road Maternity Hospital, Cambridge, has 93 obstetric beds; it also has 24 cots for the special care of babies of which all 24 are to provide intensive care. I am assured by the Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) that the hospital is well equipped, staffed and run, and that the facilities and expertise available in the special care baby unit are of the standards recommended for combined special care and intensive care neo-natal units in the Oppé report and in the report of the Expert Group on Special Care for Babies.