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Maternity Services: Finance

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on maternity services in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region and (b) NHS trust. (195753)

Information is not available by individual trust. The following table shows expenditure by region. The expenditure shown is for the commissioning of secondary healthcare (maternity) by strategic health authorities (SHAs) and primary care trusts (PCTs).

On 25 January 2008, we announced extra funding over the next three years, totalling £330 million to ensure mothers get the best possible care. The funding which will available to trusts from April 2008 will also ensure a growth in the maternity work force.

SHA area

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

North East

74,560

79,861

91,634

86,823

88,551

North West

227,671

222,087

232,236

246,229

254,309

Yorkshire and the Humber

129,157

128,768

141,008

151,349

178,431

East Midlands

93,732

116,418

139,056

134,221

138,948

West Midlands

135,737

151,453

152,441

181,340

176,080

East of England

111,963

114,646

137,075

144,498

131,464

London

179,322

235,184

289,020

318,324

271,826

South East Coast

104,958

112,444

110,282

118,213

111,155

South Central

91,135

89,246

110,115

140,165

137,468

South West

108,522

100,179

141,971

156,042

128,545

England

1,256,757

1,350,286

1,544,838

1,677,204

1,616,777

Sources:

Audited SHA summarisation forms 2002-03

Audited PCT summarisation schedules 2002-03 to 2006-07