An article in the Welyn Hatfield Times revealed that the stillbirth rate in Hertfordshire was below the national average.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the rate of stillbirth in Hertfordshire increased by less than 0.1%.
It was reported that Hertfordshire moved from 3.5% in 2016, to 3.6% in 2017 per 1,000 births.
According to the article, the national trend in England and Wales was 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016 move to 3.9 in 2017.
It states that it should be noted that due to live births and infant deaths, both in real number decreasing, the proportion of rates actually went up in England and Wales in 2017.
NHS East and North Hertfordshire Care Commissioning Group, told the website that published the article that it wants to raise awareness of stillbirths.
This is vitally important and is part of the NHS plan to tackle the rate of stillbirths. However, the reality is that our stillbirth rates are still unacceptably high for a developed country.
It’s comforting to see that steps are being taken to address this and i’m keeping everything crossed that the passage of time beings with it a reduction in our stillbirth rate.
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To access the full article please see https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/herts-stillbirths-below-average-1-6114894