– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 3rd March 2006.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat

Question S2W-22927

To ask the Scottish Executive how many babies have been cared for in each intensive and special care unit in each of the last two years.

Photo of Lewis Macdonald Lewis Macdonald Labour

The data in table 1 shows the number of babies who have been cared for within each intensive and special care unit in 2003 and 2004.

Table 1. Babies Cared for Within Intensive and Special Care Units1,2

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Health BoardLocation200332004
Ayrshire and ArranAyrshire Central Hospital 342 379
BordersBorders General Hospital 102 98
Argyll and ClydeInverclyde Royal Hospital 143 -
Royal Alexandra Hospital 353 543
FifeForth Park Hospital 321 338
Greater GlasgowQueen Mother’s Hospital 135 83
Southern General Hospital 248 281
The Princess Royal Maternity Unit 539 550
HighlandRaigmore Hospital 302 265
LanarkshireWishaw General Hospital 869 875
GrampianAberdeen Maternity Hospital 792 832
LothianSimpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion 603 659
St John’s Hospital At Howden 246 264
TaysideNinewells Hospital 412 466
Forth ValleyStirling Royal Infirmary 336 176
Dumfries and GallowayDumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary 182 165
All 5,925 5,974

Source: SMR11 and SBR for 2003 and SBR episode table for 2004.


1. Includes special care baby units, high dependancy units and intensive care units.

There is known to be variation in admission criteria and recording practice.

2. It is not possible to distinguish between intensive and special care units.

3. There may be some inaccuracy in the results as two data were used.

The information for 2005 is not yet available.

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