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Childbirth (Statistics)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women in 1986–87 in Scotland were admitted to National Health Service maternity units in each health board area.

[holding answer 8 March 1988]: Information for 1986–87 is not yet available in precisely the form requested but the numbers of women discharged from specialist obstetric and GP obstetric beds in the year ending 31 March 1987 are set out in the table:

Specialist obstetricGP obstetricTotal
Argyll and Clyde8,1528509,002
Ayrshire and Arran8,8381,62610,464
Borders938938
Dumfries and Galloway2,7933793,172
Fife5,739515,790
Forth Valley5,2845,284
Grampian7,0283,06510,093
Greater Glasgow22,96322,963
Highland4,3243414,665
Lanarkshire8,1978,197
Lothian15,01015,010
Orkney256256
Shetland330330
Tayside8,0281,1819,209
Western Isles29550345
Scotland96,6519,067105,718