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Neonatal Care

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she will implement the choice agenda in neonatal care. (91710)

Neonatal care concerns the provision of specialist emergency care for very sick, premature babies. For that reason, it falls outside the scope of the current commitment to give people referred for planned hospital care a choice of provider.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the development of a dedicated 24-hour neonatal transport service in England. (91711)

The Department has facilitated the development of 24 local neonatal managed clinical networks across England to provide a more structured, collaborative approach to caring for newborn babies. It is for each network to determine the appropriate arrangements for neonatal transport within their area.