Caesarean statistics at Broomfield Hospital

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Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,

Please provide me will the following statistics from 2014 to the present day (or up the most recent data):

1. The number of caesarean sections performed at Broomfield Hospital per year.
2. A breakdown of the nature of these caesareans:
a) the number of emergency caesareans
b) the number of elective caesareans
3. If you have the data, how many of the elective caesareans were for maternal request, ie. there
was no medical indication.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,
A Taylor

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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1. The number of caesarean sections performed at Broomfield Hospital per
year. 6440

 

Calendar Year Total
2014 1357
2015 1265
2016 1267
2017 1240
2018 1147
2019* 164
Grand Total 6440

*Note: Calendar Year (2019) – 01 Jan 19 to 18 Mar 19

 

 

.2. A breakdown of the nature of these caesareans:

a) the number of emergency caesareans

b) the number of elective caesareans

 

Calendar Year R17 - Elective R18 - Emergency Total
2014 604 753 1357
2015 622 643 1265
2016 621 646 1267
2017 555 685 1240
2018 542 605 1147
2019* 87 77 164
Grand Total 3031 3409 6440

*Note: Calendar Year (2019) – 01 Jan 19 to 18 Mar 19

 

 

3. If you have the data, how many of the elective caesareans were for
maternal request, ie. there

was no medical indication. 67

 

 

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