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Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
Health Service employees in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan will be first in Wales to get an opportunity to ask Mr Gething questions.
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The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on deliveries by caesarean section and induced births.
- Around 6 in 10 deliveries are unassisted, a proportion which has fallen slightly since the mid 2000s.
- The proportion of hospital deliveries by caesarean section fluctuated between 26 and 28 per cent over the past 10 years, standing at 26 per cent in 2014-15. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 25 per cent instead of 26 per cent (NCCHD 2014).
- There has been a trend over the past ten years towards shorter hospital stays for all types of delivery.
In 2014-15, of all hospital deliveries
- The percentage of older mothers (aged 45 years and over) having caesareans has decreased over the last ten years, from 67 per cent in 2005-06 to 58 per cent.
- 36 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 52 per cent ten years ago. (only) 12 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 11 per cent ten years ago.
- 25 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, compared to 19 per cent in 2005-06.
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 38 per cent of deliveries.
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