Midwife-led Maternity Units

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 19th January 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of nurses was in each calendar month in 2004 allocated to each shift in each midwife-led maternity unit; and how many (a) children were born in each midwife-led maternity unit and (b) mothers were turned away from each unit in each month.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

There was only one midwife-led maternity unit operational in Northern Ireland during 2004 located at Craigavon Area Hospital Group HSS Trust. The requested information, in relation to this unit, is provided in the following tables

Average number of nurses allocated to each shift in each calendar month in 2004
Headcount WTE
January to November 2004
Midwife 3 3
Nursing Auxiliary 1 1
December 2004 (temporary arrangement)
Midwife 2 2
Nursing Auxiliary 1 1

Source:

Craigavon Area Hospital Group HSS Trust

(a) Births in each calendar month in 2004
Month Births(17)
January 54
February 47
March 50
April 56
May 60
June 60
July 55
August 60
September 80
October 61
November 54
December 53
Total 690

(17) Figures will include any births where the mother was initially admitted to the midwife-led maternity unit but was later transferred to the main Delivery Suite to give birth before being re-admitted to the unit.

Source:

Craigavon Area Hospital Group HSS Trust

(b) Number of mothers turned away from the midwife-led maternity unit in each calendar month in 2004. This information is not available from the Trust.

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