HC Deb 19 May 1998 vol 312 c335W
Dr. Lynda Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the provision of pain relief, beds and nursing staff for pregnant women in labour in Edinburgh hospitals. [41270]

Mr. Galbraith

Obstetric delivery services in Edinburgh are provided at the Simpson memorial maternity pavilion. The hospital has a total of 143 beds and 82 whole-time equivalent midwifery staff excluding midwives based in out-patient departments and day assessment units. A full range of methods of pain relief is offered at the hospital.

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