Maternity Services

Health written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) midwife-led and (b) consultant-led maternity units there are in each region.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not collect information on the number of midwife-led and consultant-led maternity units. Information supplied to NHS Choices is shown in the following table:

Strategic health authority Midwife-led units Consultant-led (obstetric) units
North-east 7 11
North-west 5 27
Yorkshire and The Humber 7 21
East midlands 4 10
West midlands 9 19
East of England 6 21
London 4 28
South east coast 3 21
South central 11 10
South-west 17 16
Source: NHS Choices.

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