Case Number 4560
Request Date 09/01/2016
Completion Date 11/04/2016 

 

Details of the Request

I am looking for the following information pertaining to your hospital trust:

  • The maternal mortality rate/ratio*.
  • The most common causes of these deaths.

 

May I have the above information, where available, for the following annual periods:

  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 1994-1995

 

*The maternal mortality rate here to be understood as: the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes or causes aggravated by pregnancy or its management either during pregnancy or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. This excludes accidental or incidental causes of death.

 

Details of the Response

1. The maternal mortality rate/ratio*.

All this data is held nationally, you can visit the MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) website for this.

 

2. The most common causes of these deaths.

Please Note: The Trust does not have information for deaths which occur out of hospital (unless we find that out coincidentally, which may be more likely for maternity cases).

 

May I have the above information, where available, for the following annual periods: 2014-2015; 2013-2014; 2012-2013; 2011-2012; 2010-2011; 1994-1995

Year Died in SPH hospital Died in another hospital Cause of Death
2014-2015 1 (Direct) 1 (Late) 1. Unknown (Direct)
2. Malignant Melanoma (Late)
2013-2014 0 2 (Late) 1. Suicide (Late)
2. Meningitis (Late)
2012-2013 1 (Direct) 0 1. Amniotic Fluid Embolus (Direct)
2011-2012 1 (Direct) 0 1. Pulmonary Embolus (Direct)
2010-2011 0 0 0
1994-1995 No Data available

 

Definition:

Direct = died at St Peter’s within 42 days of termination of pregnancy

Late = died at another hospital after 42 days of termination of pregnancy