Reference 2018-762

REF:            2018-762

Subject:        Maternal deaths within wards

  

Request:

  1. How many births have taken place each year within Trust Hospitals between 2008 -2018
  2. Does this Hospital trust have on record the number of women who have died during and up to one year after pregnancy – between the years 2008-2018
  3. Is the Hospital trust able to provide with me with further details on the cause of death for each woman

For example: Women A (name and personal details anonymous for data protection reasons) Cause of death – haemorrhage / Time Frame – immediately after birth / Date – 2010

  1. Is this Hospital Trust able to provide an ethnic breakdown of all of the women who have died – i.e the data for BME mothers and White British mothers
  2. Is this Hospital Trust able to provide a specific and detailed ethnic breakdown of all of the women who have died – i.e highlighting the number of Black African women, Black Caribbean women, British Pakistani women, White British women, British Indian women etc who have died.
  3. Within the same time frame of 2008-2018, how many complaints have been received by the Trust regarding the care and treatment of pregnant women and new mothers (new mother within this context meaning up to one year after the birth)
  4. Within the same time frame, can you provide a breakdown of the complaints by ethnicity – detailing for example – how many Black Caribbean pregnant women and new mothers complained about their care at the Trust.
  5. Within the same time frame of 2008-2018, has the Trust outlined and implemented any specific measures in response to data such as that released by MBRRACE-UK in November 2018 – (This data revealed that Black and Asian women have a higher risk of dying in pregnancy)
  6. Within the same time frame of 2008-2018, has the Trust outlined and implemented any specific measures to assuage the complaints or cultural sensitivities of BME expectant and new mothers
  7. If you believe contents of any such files are exempt from disclosure, please provide summaries of any such exempt files.

 

 

Response:

Under section 21: Information already available

This exemption applies if the information requested is already accessible to the requester. You could apply this if you know that the requester already has the information, or if it is already in the public domain. This information is already in the public domain, you will need to contact:

 

•Maternal Programme General Enquiries, Oxford MBRRACE-UK office

•Email: mbrrace-uk@npeu.ox.ac.uk

•Tel: 01865 289715

 

•Perinatal Programme General Enquiries, Leicester MBRRACE-UK office

•Email: mbrracele@npeu.ox.ac.uk

•Tel: 0116 252 5425