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Maternity Services Written Answer, 28/04/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Mary Scanlon's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive which NHS maternity units do not provide epidurals to assist with childbirth.

Maternity Services Written Answer, 26/04/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the reported number of one in four babies that are transferred due to a lack of bed capacity at their local neonatal unit; what action it is taking to resource the Scottish Neonatal Transfer Service to meet the growing demand for neonatal transfers; and what action it is taking to ensure safe and appropriate in-utero transfers.

Maternity Services Written Answer, 26/04/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve accommodation and transitional care facilities for parents following the Review of Neonatal Services in Scotland; what the ratio is of neonatal nurses to babies; what its position is on the need for a one-to-one neonatal nurse to baby ratio in intensive care as outlined in the recent 30th birthday baby report from Bliss, Neonatal Care in Scotland; whether there are sufficient neonatal nurses in Scotland to meet the British Association for Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) standards and, if not, how many additional nurses are required; what its position is on the finding in research carried out by Bliss in 2008 that 100 additional neonatal nurses were needed in Scotland and what steps it is taking to meet this need; and further to the Review of Neonatal Services in Scotland, whether it considers that there is a shortage of doctors properly trained in neonatal services and, if so, what steps it is taking to address this.

Maternity Services Written Answer, 15/03/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ross Finnie's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive how many babies required neonatal care in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board; how many neonatal beds there are in each NHS board; what the average occupancy rate was for each specialist neonatal unit in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board; how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors specialise in neonatal care, broken down by NHS board; and further to the recent 30th birthday baby report by Bliss, what action will be taken to address the pressures on neonatal units that can result in the closure of units to new admissions.

Health Written Answer, 04/02/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Robert Brown's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive how many cases of rickets were diagnosed and treated in each year from 1999 to 2009 in (a) adults, (b) children aged nought to three, (c) children aged four to 11 and (d) children aged 12 to 16, broken down by NHS board.

Infertility Services Oral Question, 05/11/09 [S]
During Question Time on 5 November 2009 Helen Eadie (Lab) asked the Scottish Executive what actions it has taken in the last six months to remove the perceived postcode lottery and improve the availability of infertility services and standards for patients across Scotland.

Cancer Waiting Times January - March 2009, 18/08/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has published details of waiting times for treatment for urgently referred patients diagnosed with cancer during January-March 2009. It also includes details of childhood cancer treatment waiting times in 2008.

Hospital Stays Written Answer, 30/07/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Rhona Brankin's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what the reasons were for inpatient stays for children and young people in hospital for over three months; how many of the children and young people who were in hospital for over three months could have been cared for at home; and how many of the children and young people in hospital were there for over three months, based on the most recent information. available;

Better Together: Scotland's Patient Experience Programme: Patient Priorities for Inpatient Care, 13/07/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has published results of research commissioned as part of Better Together Scotlandís Patient Experience Programme.

Child Safety Written Answer, 13/07/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Patrick Harvie's (Green) question asking the Scottish Executive how many children under 15 were admitted to hospital as a result of unintentional injuries incurred on the road in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and how many children under 15 presented at hospital accident and emergency departments with unintentional injuries incurred on the road in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.