§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the regional distribution of special care baby units.
§ Mr. John Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 8 March 1984, c. 680]: The latest available information is given in the table. A special care baby unit is defined as one under the control of a consultant paediatrician and with staff especially allocated to it.
NHS Hospital—England 1982 Region Number of Special Care Baby Units Northern 20 Yorkshire 21
Region Number of Special Care Baby Units Trent 17 East Anglian 8 North West Thames 19 North East Thames 21 South East Thames 20 South West Thames 15 Wessex 11 Oxford 9 South Western 10 West Midlands 21 Mersey 13 North Western 20 Boards of Governers 2 ENGLAND 227