HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c44W
Sir Archie Hamilton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of maternity units in England have no(a) paediatric special care units on site and (b) doctors routinely attached to the units; how often patients have had to be transferred as emergency cases from these units before, during and after labour to hospitals with full maternity and paediatric facilities in the last 12 months; and what was the incidence of child mortality (i) in maternity units in (a) and (b) and (ii) in all hospitals in the last 12 months. [136821]

Yvette Cooper

The information requested is not available. The latest data available for child mortality in all hospitals for 1998–99 are shown in the table.

Count of deaths by age NHS hospitals, England 1998–99
Age Died Stillbirth
0 2,852 2,249
1 184
2 102
3 62
4 47
5-9 170
10-14 209
Age not known and others 262,002
Total 267,668


Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health