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Appendix 7 — Neonatal Outcomes It is important when considering the quality of the maternity services that neonatal outcomes are reviewed as the management of women during pregnancy and labour impacts on the outcomes for their babies. It is noted that the percentage of premature births in a standard primiparae living in Counties Manukau or birthing in Middlemore Hospital is lower than the New Zealand average (refer to Clinical Indicator section Appendix 3).

Admissions to the Neonatal Unit The Neonatal Unit at Middlemore Hospital has 38 cots and provides care for both level II and III babies. The number of admissions to the unit increased in 2013 compared to 2012, with 828 admissions and decreased slightly in 2014 (806 admissions) (Figure 16).

Figure 16. Total admissions to Middlemore Neonatal Unit, Level II & III, 2009-2014 900 800   700   600  

Level III  

500 Level  II  

400 300   200   100   0  

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Source: Data provided by Health Intelligence and Informatics 2015. Each baby is only counted once ie if they are transferred from level III to level II they are not counted twice. This is a different data source to the data provided for the 23-31 week infants.

36 WEISS is a method of weighting individual discharges based on complexity.

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...