Maternity Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of instances of a newborn baby being sent home from hospital with a woman other than that baby's biological mother in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information on the incidences of newborn babies being sent home from hospital with a woman other than that baby’s biological mother is not collected centrally.

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