– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd March 2006.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat

Question S2W-22926

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all intensive and special care baby units, broken down by NHS board, and what the ratio of nurses to babies is in both types of unit.

Photo of Lewis Macdonald Lewis Macdonald Labour

Below is a list of each of the intensive care baby units by NHS board area. Information supplied to ISD Scotland does not differentiate between the different types of care (i.e. Intensive care, special care and high dependency care).

Health Board Location
Ayrshire and Arran Ayrshire Central Hospital
Borders Borders General Hospital
Argyll and Clyde Royal Alexandra Hospital
Fife Forth Park Hospital
Greater Glasgow Queen Mother’s Hospital
Southern General Hospital
The Princess Royal Maternity Unit
Highland Raigmore Hospital
Lanarkshire Wishaw General Hospital
Grampian Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
Lothian Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion
St John’s Hospital At Howden
Tayside Ninewells Hospital
Forth Valley Stirling Royal Infirmary
Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

The information regarding the ratio of nurses to babies is not held centrally. This is a matter for individual NHS boards.

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