Infant Mortality

Health written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births took place at (a) Sussex County hospital, Brighton, (b) Worthing hospital, (c) St Richards hospital, Chichester, (d) the Conquest hospital, Hastings, (e) Eastbourne hospital and (f) Princess Royal, Haywards Heath in 2006; and what the peri-natal mortality rate was for children born at each of the above hospitals in each of the last three years.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 25 June 2007:

As the National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question about how many births took place in 2006 in (a) Sussex County hospital, Brighton; (b) Worthing hospital; (c) St Richards Hospital, Chichester; (d) The Conquest hospital, Hastings; (e) Eastbourne hospital; and (f) Princess Royal hospital, Haywards Heath; and what the peri-natal mortality rate was for children born at each of the above hospitals. (145844)

Figures on live births in hospitals are available from birth registration information. The latest available data by place of birth are for 2005 and are shown in the following table .

Number of live births—2005
Sussex County Hospital, Brighton 3,142
Worthing Hospital 2,441
St Richards Hospital, Chichester 2,208
The Conquest Hospital, Hastings 1,539
Eastbourne Hospital 1,758
Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath 2,122

The peri-natal mortality rate is defined as stillbirths and deaths aged under one week per 1,000 live and stillbirths. Peri-natal mortality rates by hospital are not available for reasons of confidentiality of stillbirth information.

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