HC Deb 28 March 1984 vol 57 cc222-3W
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