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 Total number of NHS organisationsNumber of Obstetric Units (only)Number of Obstetric Units and Alongside Maternity UnitsNumber of Freestanding Maternity Units (only)Number of Neonatal Units (NICUs)Number of Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs)
England 134 trusts 51 106 63 46 37
Scotland 14 boards 10 6 19 8 2
Northern Ireland 5 trusts TBC TBC 3 TBC TBC
Wales 7 boards 0 12 14 3 3
United Kingdom 200 61* 124* 99 57* 42*

 * Sub-total excluding data from Northern Ireland

Data sources

England, Scotland, and Wales: NMPA project team. National Maternity and Perinatal Audit: organisational report 2017. RCOG London, 2017. (Available online)

Northern Ireland: The Royal College of Midwives updated 2017.


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