Obstetric data for the last 5 years

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dr Julia Wilkens

Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,
Please can you give figures for each of the last 5 years ie 2018-2022

• Total live births
• Total still births
• Total intrapartum still births
• Total neonatal deaths to 28 days
• Total preterm births (<37 weeks)
• Total maternal deaths
• Total maternal collapses / cardiac arrests
• Total postpartum haemorrhage >1.5l
• Evacuation of retained products of conception (ERPCs)
• Attendance numbers for early pregnancy clinics
• Do you record covid-19 vaccination status in your electronic maternity records?

If possible for 2021 & 2022 could you give all of the above data by COVID-19 vaccination status (0/1/2/3/4 doses) or state if you do not record vaccination status.

If some information is not available, I would be grateful for any information you can give.
Yours faithfully,

Dr Julia Wilkens

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Good Morning,

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.  

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 

 The UHB will:

 

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

 

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

 

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.  

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

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FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Good Afternoon,

 

I am writing further to the below e-mail issued in acknowledgement of your
Freedom of Information Act request to Cardiff and Vale University Health
Board (the UHB).

 

To assist the UHB in identifying and retrieving the information you are
seeking, please could you provide the following clarification:

 

Please can you advise if you are using the MBRRACE criteria for maternal
deaths?

 

Please note that this request will remain open for two months. If no
clarification is received during this period, the request will then be
closed. Should you wish to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Head of Risk and Regulation
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissionerâ s Office - Wales

2nd Floor, Churchill House,

Churchill Way,

Cardiff, CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

 

From: FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance)
Sent: 29 March 2023 10:58
To: Dr Julia Wilkens <[FOI #964612 email]>
Subject: FOI.23.155; Obstetric Data;

 

Good Morning,

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.  

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 

 The UHB will:

 

â ¢ identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

 

â ¢ be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

 

â ¢ provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.  

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

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Dr Julia Wilkens

Dear FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),

subsequent to your message, I confirm that I am asking for maternal deaths using the MBRRACE criteria of death during or within 42 days of the end of a pregnancy.
I hope this clarifies my request and look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Julia Wilkens

Dr Julia Wilkens

Dear FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),

many thanks for your reply.

I can confirm that I am indeed seeking information about maternal deaths using the MBRRACE criteria ie any deaths occurring during or up to 42 days following the end of a pregnancy.
I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Julia Wilkens

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Good Afternoon,

 

I am writing further to the below e-mail issued in acknowledgement of your
Freedom of Information Act request to Cardiff and Vale University Health
Board (the UHB).

 

To assist the UHB in identifying and retrieving the information you are
seeking, please could you provide the following clarification:

 

Please can you provide a definition of maternal collapse, e.g. does this
include PH>2.5 with an element of respiratory distress/ eclampsia/Covid/
drug related/ PET (with Bp issues) or other anaesthetic related
collapses? 

 

Please note that this request will remain open for two months. If no
clarification is received during this period, the request will then be
closed. Should you wish to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Head of Risk and Regulation
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor, Churchill House,

Churchill Way,

Cardiff, CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

 

From: FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance)
Sent: 29 March 2023 10:58
To: Dr Julia Wilkens <[FOI #964612 email]>
Subject: FOI.23.155; Obstetric Data;

 

Good Morning,

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.  

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 

 The UHB will:

 

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

 

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

 

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.  

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

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Dr Julia Wilkens

Dear FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance),
many thanks for your message asking for clarification regarding maternal collapse.
I would be grateful if you were able to include any incidences which required an emergency / arrest call.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Julia Wilkens