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Baby Care Units

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many babies were transferred to hospitals outside Northern Ireland in each of the last six years because of the lack of suitable intensive care facilities in Northern Ireland. (128645)

Information on the number of babies transferred to hospitals outside Northern Ireland in 2001 is not available within the timeframe provided. Information on the number of babies transferred to hospitals outside Northern Ireland for the years 2002 to 2006 inclusive are provided in the following table:

Number of babies that have been transferred outside Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for services that are not provided in Northern Ireland

Trust

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

Altnagelvin Group

1

0

0

1

0

2

Craigavon Area Hospital Group

0

1

0

1

0

2

Newry and Mourne

0

0

0

1

1

2

Sperrin Lakeland

0

0

0

0

2

2

Royal Group of Hospitals

1

2

4

2

1

10

Ulster Community and Hospitals

0

0

0

0

0

0

United Hospitals

0

0

0

2

0

2

Source:

HPSS Trusts