Throughout this section, much of the information has been gathered from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (HUHFT), as it is the hospital in which three quarters of Hackney and City babies are delivered (Table 3). However, given that fewer than five City of London babies were born at Homerton Hospital in 2010/11, these findings are not necessarily representative for the City.

Place of delivery Hackney City of London Hackney and City
Number of live births % of Hackney’s live births Number of live births % of City’s live births
Homerton Hospital 3382 77% <5 75%
University College Hospital 479 11% 46 56% 12%
The Whittington Hospital 202 5% <5 4%
The Royal London 71 2% 17 21% 2%
Other hospital 182 4% 13 16% 4%
Home 102 2% <5 2%
Total 4418 82

Table 3: Place of delivery for residents of Hackney and the City (2010/11)

Source:  ONS Case Level Birth Data for Local Authorities

Further local data in this section is framed around the following headings: