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Mid-Essex Hospital Trust: Childbirth

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many babies were born in hospitals run by the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust in each of the last 10 years. (145963)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 28 June 2007:

As the National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question about how many babies were born in hospitals run by Mid-Essex Hospital Trust in each of the last 10 years. (145963)

Figures on live births in hospitals are available from birth registration information. The latest available figures by place of birth are for 2005. The attached table shows the figures requested for the years 1996 to 2005.

Live births in hospitals run by Mid-Essex Hospital Trust1, 1996 to 2005

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

William Julien Courtauld Hospital, Braintree

222

211

157

162

116

161

164

135

128

235

St. John’s Hospital, Chelmsford

3,444

3,472

3,377

3,357

3,237

3,071

3,106

3,266

3,265

3,256

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

0

3

2

3

1

1

5

3

1

4

St. Peter’s Hospital, Maldon

171

166

175

127

142

169

124

165

177

205

Total Mid-Essex Hospital Trust

3,837

3,852

3,711

3,649

3,496

3,402

3,399

3,569

3,571

3,700

1 St. Michael’s Hospital in Braintree and the Chelmsford and Essex Centre are also run by Mid-Essex Hospital Trust, but no live births took place in these establishments between 1996 and 2005.