Maternity Services

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated to maternity services in each health board area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The planned funding allocated to maternity services (both acute expenditure and community midwifery spend) in each health board area in each of the last three years as shown in the following table.

Board 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
EHSSB 22,174 23,794 25,621
NHSSB 15,710 17,200 18,362
SHSSB 12,529 13,421 14,589
WHSSB 10,503 11,374 11,678

The planned hospital spend relates to Obstetrics and does not include specialist neo-natal care, for example in a Special Care Baby Unit, that would be recorded under Acute services.

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