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Vasa Praevia

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 294749, tabled on 4 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of Vasa Praevia in expectant mothers in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

8 October 2019

A count of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) with a primary diagnosis or all diagnoses of labour and delivery complicated by vasa praevia, for 2018/19 - activity in English National Health Service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector can be found in the following table.



Primary diagnosis


All Diagnoses


Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital