Case Number 4656
Request Date 02/03/2016
Completion Date 30/03/2016

 

Details of the Request

For the years starting from January 2006 to present, please provide:

1. The total number of intrapartum deaths each year.

2. The total number of stillbirths each year.

3. The total number of neonatal deaths each year.*

4. The total number of babies born, who suffered brain damage/brain injury during birth, each year.

5. Please provide the month and year of brain damage/brain injury

6. The total number of baies born, who suffered hypoxia at birth, resulting in an admission to NICU/SCBU, each year.

7. Please provide the month and year of babies who suffered hypoxia, which resulted in admission to SCBU/NICU.

 

For each request above, please provide:

  1. The total number of cases in which civil action was instigated against the trust.
  2. The total number of cases for which the trust has settled (e.g. compensation has been paid to the family).
  3. How many civil cases against the trust relating to each request are currently ongoing?

 

8. Please provide the month and year of each death.

9. The total number of births each year.

 

*(This request must include the total number of babies born at your maternity unit or homebirths who died before they were 28 days old regardless of the eventual place of death. It is particularly important that the figures requested for, must include babies who were born at the Homerton maternity unit but were transferred to different hospitals before they died for example, any baby transferred to a different hospital due to intensive care requirements.)

 

Details of the Response

Please Note: ASPH has a level 3 NICU and women are transferred to the hospital for complex pregnancy care from all around the region. This means the hospital has a higher number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths amongst this ‘high risk’ group especially in relation to babies born between 24 and 34 weeks gestation.

 

1. The total number of intrapartum deaths each year.

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
5 1 2 1 2 3 0 1 2 1

 

2. The total number of stillbirths each year.

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
21 28 17 21 18 30 21 24 16 11

 

3. The total number of neonatal deaths each year.*

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
11 11 11 2 10 20 19 10 8 9

This data excludes Ex-utero Transfers, but includes In-utero Transfers.

Please note for this Question the Trust can only reflect details for deaths that occurred in our Maternity Unit

 

4. The total number of babies born, who suffered brain damage/brain injury during birth, each year.

The Trust does not hold this data - only a court can really decide if a baby suffered brain damage/injury during birth.

 

5. Please provide the month and year of brain damage/brain injury

See answer to question 4 above.

 

6. The total number of babies born, who suffered hypoxia at birth, resulting in an admission to NICU/SCBU, each year.

The Trust does not hold this data. The Trust does not use any diagnostic criteria called ‘suffered hypoxia at birth resulting in an admission to NICU’

 

7. Please provide the month and year of babies who suffered hypoxia, which resulted in admission to SCBU/NICU.

See answer to question 6 above.

 

For each request above, please provide:

a. The total number of cases in which civil action was instigated against the trust.

  • 3 in 2006
  • 1 in 2008
  • 2 in 2009
  • 4 in 2010

 

b. The total number of cases for which the trust has settled (e.g. compensation has been paid to the family).

  • In 2006 - 1 settled; 2 closed
  • In 2008 - claim withdrawn
  • In 2009 - 1 claim withdrawn
  • In 2010 - 1 claim withdrawn; 1 closed

 

c. How many civil cases against the trust relating to each request are currently ongoing?

  • In 2009 - 1 ongoing
  • In 2010 - 2 ongoing

 

8. Please provide the month and year of each death.

Q8 for Q1 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sept 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 1 2 1

 

Q8 for Q2 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jan 0 1 1 3 3 3 0 2 1 2
Feb 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 3 1 1
Mar 3 1 6 2 1 1 2 0 2 0
Apr 3 1 0 1 3 2 2 0 2 0
May 1 2 1 5 1 4 2 2 2 2
Jun 2 7 0 2 1 4 2 3 1 1
Jul 0 3 3 0 0 3 2 3 0 2
Aug 2 0 1 0 3 2 1 4 2 0
Sept 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 0
Oct 0 1 0 5 4 3 0 2 1 1
Nov 4 5 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 1
Dec 3 3 3 0 0 2 2 2 1 1
Total 21 28 17 21 18 30 21 24 16 11

 

Q8 for Q3 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jan 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
Feb 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0
Mar 2 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
Apr 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 1
May 1 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2
Jun 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Jul 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
Aug 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0
Sept 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 0
Oct 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1
Nov 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1
Dec 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1
Total 11 11 11 2 10 20 19 10 8 9

 

9. The total number of births each year.

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
4081 4168 4181 4012 4187 4203 4252 4053 4109 4159