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Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Perinatal Mortality

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many instances of perinatal mortality there were in Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (199930)

The following table shows the number of perinatal deaths and the perinatal mortality rate for Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust1 from 2001 to 2005, which are the latest data available.

1 The trust was founded in April 2004. The data are taken from the following hospitals that are now part of the trust: Peterborough district hospital; Edith Cavell hospital; Stamford and Rutland hospital; and the district maternity unit.

Perinatal deaths1

Perinatal mortality rate2

2001

31

9.4

2002

28

8.4

2003

36

10.4

2004

20

5.6

2005

24

6.9

1 Stillbirths plus early neonatal deaths (deaths under seven days of age).

2 Stillbirths and early neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births and stillbirths.

Source:

Office for National Statistics