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Perinatal Mortality

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many occurrences of (a) stillbirth, (b) perinatal mortality and (c) neonatal mortality there were in each NHS trust in the last financial year for which figures are available. (205201)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 May 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many occurrences of (a) stillbirth, (b) perinatal mortality and (c) neonatal mortality there were in each NHS Trust in the last financial year for which figures are available. (205201)

Figures by NHS Trust and financial year are not readily available and can only be produced at a disproportionate cost.

The number of (a) stillbirths, (b) perinatal deaths and (c) neonatal deaths registered in 2006 (the most recent year for which figures are available) by Primary Care Trust are given in the attached table.

Number of stillbirths, perinatal and neonatal deaths by PCT in England, 2006

PCT

Number of still births

Number of perinatal deaths1

Number of neonatal deaths2

England

3,418

5,107

2,238

North East SHA

County Durham

29

47

25

Darlington

8

15

9

Gateshead

7

15

11

Hartlepool

7

10

8

Middlesbrough

8

13

6

Newcastle

18

22

6

North Tees

14

24

13

North Tyneside

7

9

5

Northumberland

15

19

4

Redcar and Cleveland

10

17

9

South Tyneside

13

18

6

Sunderland Teaching

20

26

9

North West SHA

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan

20

34

19

Blackburn with Darwen

12

16

7

Blackpool

10

19

14

Bolton

28

40

17

Bury

11

19

9

Central and Eastern Cheshire

23

34

12

Central Lancashire

30

49

24

Cumbria

15

24

11

East Lancashire

29

37

13

Halton and St. Helens

29

44

22

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

10

20

11

Knowsley

8

11

3

Liverpool

31

47

21

Manchester

38

56

22

North Lancashire

17

27

10

Oldham

21

33

18

Salford

17

24

9

Sefton

15

24

11

Stockport

18

23

7

Tameside and Glossop

21

31

14

Trafford

11

21

13

Warrington

10

15

8

Western Cheshire

12

25

15

Wirral

20

30

12

Yorkshire and the Humber SHA

Barnsley

14

21

7

Bradford and Airedale

54

87

42

Calderdale

19

25

9

Doncaster

15

29

21

East Riding of Yorkshire

17

22

6

Hull

19

35

18

Kirklees

30

49

26

Leeds

55

84

39

North East Lincolnshire

9

16

9

North Lincolnshire

7

9

4

North Yorkshire and York

34

54

24

Rotherham

22

27

9

Sheffield

29

49

27

Wakefield District

19

29

13

East Midlands SHA

Bassetlaw

10

14

5

Derby City

19

25

6

Derbyshire County

35

48

24

Leicester City

43

63

28

Leicestershire County and Rutland

39

60

29

Lincolnshire

32

50

27

Northamptonshire

51

77

34

Nottingham City

20

33

22

Nottinghamshire County Teaching

38

57

26

West Midlands SHA

Birmingham East and North

50

83

40

Coventry Teaching

21

29

14

Dudley

21

33

18

Heart of Birmingham Teaching

34

65

40

Herefordshire

11

14

5

North Staffordshire

11

13

2

Sandwell

26

51

31

Shropshire County

13

20

10

Solihull

10

15

6

South Birmingham

25

49

28

South Staffordshire

36

61

32

Stoke on Trent

20

37

19

Telford and Wrekin

10

16

8

Walsall Teaching

12

24

14

Warwickshire

27

39

15

Wolverhampton City

21

35

16

Worcestershire

31

39

13

East of England SHA

Bedfordshire

25

31

8

Cambridgeshire

24

38

18

East and North Hertfordshire

27

40

17

Great Yarmouth and Waveney

10

14

5

Luton

29

41

13

Mid Essex

10

18

11

Norfolk

34

60

33

North East Essex

21

30

12

Peterborough

18

26

10

South East Essex

12

23

14

South West Essex

35

48

19

Suffolk

24

33

13

West Essex

10

14

6

West Hertfordshire

28

37

12

London SHA

Barking and Dagenham

23

27

7

Barnet

24

35

11

Bexley

24

29

9

Brent Teaching

33

50

22

Bromley

20

26

7

Camden

17

22

5

City and Hackney Teaching

25

35

14

Croydon

34

53

22

Ealing

41

50

14

Enfield

32

50

24

Greenwich Teaching

31

43

16

Hammersmith and Fulham

8

16

11

Haringey Teaching

27

40

19

Harrow

22

28

8

Havering

16

24

9

Hillingdon

21

23

6

Hounslow

27

34

8

Islington

21

32

11

Kensington and Chelsea

14

15

2

Kingston

9

11

4

Lambeth

29

48

23

Lewisham

24

37

16

Newham

35

49

27

Redbridge

28

42

16

Richmond and Twickenham

17

19

3

Southwark

37

58

26

Sutton and Merton

32

51

22

Tower Hamlets

25

32

11

Waltham Forest

31

46

19

Wandsworth

21

29

13

Westminster

14

20

11

South East Coast SHA

Brighton and Hove City

16

24

14

East Sussex Downs and Weald

11

19

11

Eastern and Coastal Kent

42

57

20

Hastings and Rother

9

14

6

Medway

20

26

10

Surrey

60

87

32

West Kent

41

53

17

West Sussex

31

46

23

South Central SHA

Berkshire East

29

45

18

Berkshire West

38

56

18

Buckinghamshire

27

41

17

Hampshire

64

90

30

Isle of Wight NHS

8

9

2

Milton Keynes

17

33

19

Oxfordshire

36

49

19

Portsmouth City Teaching

11

15

5

Southampton City

19

28

10

South West SHA

Bath and North East Somerset

7

7

Bournemouth and Poole

15

21

10

Bristol

29

42

17

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

25

36

17

Devon

37

54

21

Dorset

11

20

13

Gloucestershire

32

46

20

North Somerset

10

14

5

Plymouth Teaching

14

18

8

Somerset

26

40

16

South Gloucestershire

13

18

7

Swindon

9

13

1

Torbay

9

3

Wiltshire

20

26

10

“—” Stillbirths based on fewer than five cases have been suppressed. It has also been necessary to apply a secondary suppression to avoid the possibility of disclosure by differencing.

1 Stillbirths plus deaths occurring in the first week of life.

2 Deaths under 28 days.