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Babies (Delivery Costs)

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average cost per delivery of babies born in general practice maternity units and in special maternity units, respectively, within the National Health Service.

I regret that the costs per case for general practitioners and consultant maternity units are not separately

Financial yearBroadmoorRamptonMoss SidePark Lane
££££
1975–7650,64252,85013,9673,541
1976–7758,07269,09415,1184,082
1977–7877,62678,72324,1956,486
1978–7966,38294,43126,5567,835
1979–8095,876*110,24625,291*6,764*
* To February 1980.
No separate estimate from expenditure in drugs is prepared, but it is not expected that any increase will arise other than because of price increases or the increasing number of patients in Park Lane hospital as it is commissioned. These items are paid for locally out of special hospital funds, including the reimbursement of any related expenditure by area health authorities.