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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated February 2011:
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking which maternity units recorded fewer than 200 live births in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
Figures on live births by hospital can be compiled from birth registration data for England and Wales that are held by the Office for National Statistics. In this dataset, information on place of birth is provided by the informant at registration (usually a parent) rather than by the hospitals themselves.
The attached document provides a list of maternity units in England and Wales with fewer than 200 live births occurring in 2009, the latest year available.
|Maternity units in England and Wales where fewer than 200 live births occurred in 2009|
|Communal establishment name||Town/c ity|
|1||Andover Birth Centre Andover War Memorial Hospital||Andover|
|3||Brecon War Memorial Hospital||Brecon|
|4||Bridgnorth Hospital||Northgate Bridgnorth|
|6||Bridlington and District Hospital||Bridlington|
|7||Bryn Beryl Hospital||Pwllheli|
|8||Chipping Norton War Memorial Hospital||Chipping Norton|
|9||Clacton and District Hospital||Clacton on Sea|
|10||Corbar Birth Centre Buxton Hospital||Buxton|
|11||Darley Birth Centre Whitworth Hospital||Matlock|
|13||Dolgellau and Barmouth District Hospital||Dolgellau Gwynedd|
|14||Gilchrist Maternity Unit, Hartismere Hospital||Eye|
|15||Goole and District Hospital||Goole|
|16||Grantham and District Hospital||Grantham|
|17||Halstead Birthing Centre||Halstead|
|18||Helston Community Hospital||Helston|
|19||Hexham General Hospital||Hexham|
|20||Hillcrest Maternity Home||Alnwick|
|21||Holistic Birthing Centre||Northwich|
|24||Llandrindod Wells County War Memorial Hospital||Llandrindod Wells|
|25||Llanidloes War Memorial Hospital||Llanidloes|
|26||Ludlow Hospital (Maternity)||Ludlow|
|28||Montgomery County Infirmary||Llanllwchaiarn Newtown|
|29||Newton Abbot Hospital||Newton Abbot|
|30||Nuneaton Private Hospital||Nuneaton|
|31||Okehampton Community Hospital||Okehampton|
|32||Orthopaedic and District Hospital (Maternity)||Oswestry|
|34||St Marys Hospital||Isles of Scilly|
|35||St Peters Maternity Unit St Peters Hospital||Shepton Mallet|
|36||Tair Afon General Hospital||Aberdare|
|37||The Birth Centre, Tooting||London|
|38||The Fryatt Hospital||Harwich|
|39||The Wantage Hospital||Wantage|
|40||Tiverton and District Hospital||Tiverton|
|41||Tywyn and District War Memorial Hospital||Tywyn Gwynedd|
|42||Victoria Memorial Hospital||Welshpool|
|43||Wakefield Birth Centre||Wakefield|
|44||Wallingford Community Hospital||Wallingford|
|45||Whitby Community Hospital||Whitby|
| Note: |
This list is based on number of births from January to December 2009. It is likely that some small maternity units will have closed since 2009 and others may have opened. The list includes both NHS and private maternity units.