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FOI 1008 - Still Births


Information Requested:

How many still births were there monthly in Wales from 0712.21 until 07.12.22 and the preceeding 5 years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017? 
What was the infant mortality rate in Wales 2017 - 2021 & 01.01.22 until 07.12.2022?


Information provided for the answer:

Public Health Wales do not hold this data, it is important to note that Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. This is not the same as NHS Wales. 
Birth Characteristics are published via the Office of National Statistics and you can find a link to their webpage here: Birth characteristics in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics ( 
For the more recent data or if you require the information broken down by hospital, you would need to contact each health board directly. 
I have provided contact details for each Health Board below, I suggest you contact them for the information you require.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400