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Maternity Services

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1172-76W, on maternity services, what the value is of the combined total damages of (a) all settled claims and (b) settled claims that arose from maternity care, awarded under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts. (231948)

The NHS Litigation Authority has supplied the information requested, as of 30 September 2008, in the following table:

Specialty

Total damages (£)

Obstetrics

946,458,366

Non-obstetrics

1,228,051,128

Total

2,174,509,494

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1176W, on maternity services, how many of the midwife-led units were (a) situated alongside consultant-led units and (b) stand-alone units. (231949)

The information requested is not collected centrally. However, information published as part of the Healthcare Commission’s review of maternity services in England (January 2008) shows that of the 82 midwife- led units, 57 are stand alone units and 25 are situated alongside consultant-led units.