HC Deb 26 January 1983 vol 35 cc433-4W
Mr. Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many neo-natal intensive care cots are available in west Glamorgan; how the provision of such facilities in west Glamorgan per 1,000 live births compares with that in Wales; and whether he will improve facilities in the Principality.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Intensive care for neonates in west Glamorgan is provided in the special care baby units at Morriston and Neath general hospitals. I understand that there are 31 special care cots in these units.

As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member of 22 December, the facilities available for intensive care at such units vary. The Welsh Office does not keep a full and up-to-date record of all neonatal intensive care facilities.

The Welsh Office is giving active consideration to the steps needed to improve further the standard of perinatal and neonatal care.—[Vol. 34, c. 560.]

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