Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5263

Date Request Received: 29/08/2019 11:23:54

Date Request Replied To: 12/09/2019 12:02:06

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Request Summary: inductions of labour carried out by Trust personnel

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 related to medical care held at your trust between April 2018 and March 2019.

Could you please provide the following:

• The total number of inductions of labour carried out by Trust personnel under Trust auspices, and also the breakdown of this number by recorded clinical indication for induction of labour (For example, ‘[number] patients who had pre-eclampsia were induced’ and ‘[number] of patients over the age of 35 were induced’ etc.).

If you do not store the information by financial year, please send the above for calendar year 2018 instead.
Answer To Question 1:
During the given time period the following number of induced labour's were carried out, by clinical indication:

Essential hypertension = <=5
Polyhydramnios = 17
Fetal anomaly = 10
Diabetes = 13
Pre labour rupture of membranes = 115
Post term = 129
Other fetal reason = 47
Reduced fetal movements = 52
Antepartum haemorrhage = 12
Suspected SGA = 47
Intrauterine death = 8
Poor obstetric history = <=5
Abnormal blood flow studies = <=5
Gestational diabetes = 40
Suspicious CTG = 6
Oligohydramnios = 17
Pregnancy induced hypertension = 7
Maternal request = 6
Multiple pregnancy = 7
Other maternal reason = 111
Obstetric cholestasis = 24
Large for gestational age = 21
Confirmed SGA = 18
Pre eclampsia = 21

This data has not been provided by age because this reduces the data to low numbers which we cannot then provide as the information may become patient identifiable.
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