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Over 5,000 Babies Born In Stoke Mandeville Every Year

Claire went on a tour of the maternity unit to find out how they cope with delivering Buckinghamshire's babies.

Published at 6:21am 1st February 2016. (Updated at 6:38am 1st February 2016) 2-minute read.

Over 5,000 Babies Born In Stoke Mandeville Every Year

New figures released by Bucks Healthcare reveal that over 5,500 babies were born at Stoke Mandeville Hospital last year.

Claire went for a tour of the Maternity Unit to find out how they keep things running smoothly with so many babies being born there everyday.

She met the Deputy Head of Midwifery Lucy Duncan who showed her the different wards and explained how they all work together to keep up with the demand.

The unit is one of the biggest in the country, Lucy told us that they have three planned cesareans a day, but emergencies always come in.

The number of births a day can range from 8 to 30, so staff have to be extra flexible.

Here are the figures for the number of births at the unit over the last three years below:

Year Babies Mothers
2015 5532 5439
2014 5363 5274
2013 5398 5365

 

 Here are a couple of pics from the maternity unit:

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