Reference 2017-66

REF:       2017-66

Subject:  Funding on maternity units

 

 

Request:

I am currently researching the governments planned funding on maternity units and in order to assist me with my research I would like you to provide me with the following information.
For Maternity Units

RCOG guidelines (Obstetric Staffing Targets, 2007-2010), recommend that for units delivering between 4000 and 5000 births, 98 hours of Consultant presence and 3 Specialist Trainees are required.

Q1. In view of the above guidance, please confirm the hours of Consultant Obstetrician presence and the number of Specialist Trainees you have in place using table 1 below.  using the latest available data

Table 1 : Required Data 
Number of Births for Your Facility Hours of Consultant Obstetrician Presence Number of Specialist Trainees Comments
>=2500 and <=3000      
>3000 and <=3500      
>3500 and < 4000      
>=4000 and <=4200      
>4200 and <=4400      
>4400 and <=4600      
>4600 and <=4800      
>4800 and <=5000      
>5000      

 

Q2. For your facility, can you please provide the following information:

Number of Births per year in:

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016 – April to Oct (YTD)

 

Q3. For Maternity Units which have ‘on-site’ Midwifery Led Units, are the number of deliveries through this facility counted towards hours required for Consultant Obstetric presence?

 

 

 

Response:

Q1. In view of the above guidance, please confirm the hours of Consultant Obstetrician presence and the number of Specialist Trainees you have in place using table 1 below.  using the latest available data
 

Table 1 : Required Data 

Number of Births for Your Facility Hours of Consultant Obstetrician Presence Number of Specialist Trainees Comments
>5000

 We currently have 7 Full Time, 4 Part Time ST3-7 and 3 Full Time, 2 Part Time ST1-2

 

Q2. For your facility, can you please provide the following information:

 

Number of Births per year in:

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016 – April to Oct (YTD)

 

Fiscal Year

Registerable Births
2013/2014 6007
2014/2015 5910
2015/2016 6007
01/04/2016-31/01/2017 5101
Q3. For Maternity Units which have ‘on-site’ Midwifery Led Units, are the number of deliveries through this facility counted towards hours required for Consultant Obstetric presence? Yes.