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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-22270
Asked by: Ruth Maguire, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 19 March 2019

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes each NHS board has delivered.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 April 2019


Answer

NHS boards are not responsible for the delivery of Baby Boxes, rather they facilitate the registration of pregnant women for the Boxes via midwife appointments. The Scottish Government employs a managing agent, APS Group (Scotland), to assemble, pack and distribute Baby Boxes across the whole of Scotland.

Please see the following table that details distribution of Scotland’s Baby Boxes by Health Board from the beginning of the policy until 17 March 2019.

Baby Boxes Delivered by Health Board – 19-6-17 – 17-3-19

Health Board

Boxes Delivered

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

4825

NHS Borders

1521

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

1916

NHS Fife

5212

NHS Forth Valley

4173

NHS Grampian

9153

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

20244

NHS Highland

3916

NHS Lanarkshire

9032

NHS Lothian

14193

NHS Orkney

280

NHS Shetland

335

NHS Tayside

5778

NHS Western Isles

295

Total

80873