Question ref. S5W-22270
Asked by: Ruth Maguire, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 19 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes each NHS board has delivered.
Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 April 2019
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
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Western Isles