6,085 babies delivered at Georgetown Hospital in 2014

6,085 babies delivered at Georgetown Hospital in 2014

The Georgetown Hospital has announced that during the year 2014 the institution successfully delivered 6,085 babies.

In statement, the GPHC said that in total the hospital did 6,179 deliveries however, 94 of those deliveries were still births.

Additionally, out of the 6,179 deliveries 1,332 were born to teenage mothers ranging from under 14 to 19 years old. “Annually, GPHC delivers the highest number of babies compared to other hospitals since it covers the largest catchment area and it is also the national referral hospital, where mothers are directed to come during complicated pregnancies”, the statement said.

Most of the deliveries at the hospital took place in December. 610 babies were delivered in the last month of the year.  And according to the hospital, from December 24, 2014 to January 1, 2015 there was a spike in deliveries which resulted in 168 babies being born at the hospital during this period.

In 2014, the hospital said, there was a total of 11 maternal deaths. It noted that five of the deaths were women referred from other health institutions.

“19-year-old Marina Persaud was the last maternal death for 2014. GPHC’s maternity ward admitted 9,735 patients for 2014. Pregnant women are sometimes admitted to the hospital for observation though they may not necessarily meet delivery time”, the GPHC said.

The hospital is also reporting that its Obstetrics and Gynaecology Antenatal Clinic also saw a total of 10,813 women. These statics exclude Kitty Health Centre, Campbellville Health Centre, Industry Health Centre and Enmore Polyclinic managed by the hospital, where many pregnant women also attend.

15th January, 2015

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