To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many neonatal units there were in each of the last five years; and how many of these units had a named consultant in charge.
The information available on the number of neonatal units in the last five years is shown in the table. Every baby in a neonatal intensive care cot will have a consultant paediatrician who is responsible for that baby's care.
|Number of hospital units recording beds available for neonatal intensive care
|1 Includes an estimated figure for South West Thames.
|2 Data are being collected in a different form with effect from 1991–92 due to redesignation after the National Health Service reforms were introduced.