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Baby Care Units

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many premature babies required neonatal care lasting two weeks or longer in (a) 2019, (b) 2018, (c) 2017, (d) 2016 and (e) 2015.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We have provided the count of birth episodes with a gestational duration of less than 37 weeks (premature), and a postnatal stay of equal to or greater than 14 days, from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

Year

Count

2014-15

6,043

2015-16

6,059

2016-17

6,458

2017-18

6,529

2018-19

6,172

It should be noted that this data should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on one or more occasion.

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