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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
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- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Maternity Statistics: Method of Delivery, 2002-2012
Statistics on Maternity Statistics, Wales: method of delivery include data for Wales for the year ended 31 March 2012. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 31 January 2012.
35,600 live births were registered in Wales in 2011 (data provided by the Office for National Statistics). Fewer than 4 per cent of births took place at home or elsewhere; most babies (96%) were born in a hospital setting (ONS 2010). This Release provides data on the method of delivery for hospital deliveries only.
Birth registration data is made available routinely by the Office for National Statistics and is included in the Welsh Government’s publications and website.
- Around 6 in 10 deliveries are unassisted, a proportion which has fallen slightly since the early 2000s.
- The proportion of hospital deliveries by caesarean section rose from 24 per cent in 2002-03 to 26 per cent in 2011-12. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 25 per cent instead of 26 per cent (ONS 2010).
- There has been a trend over the past ten years towards shorter hospital stays for all types of delivery.
In 2011-12, of all hospital deliveries:
- The percentage of older mothers (aged 45 years and over) having caesareans has increased over the past ten years, from 46 per cent in 2002-03 to 54 per cent.
- 36 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 71 per cent ten years ago. However, only 10 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 14 per cent ten years ago.
- 23 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, compared to 19 per cent in 2004-05 (earliest available data).
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 37 per cent of deliveries.
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