A quarter of babies born in hospital in England and Wales has a foreign mother – and it’s costing the NHS a fortune
- The 25.5% rate revealed today is a record, with London leading the way with 56.7% of new mums from outside the UK
- Most came from Poland, India and Pakistan with a total of 184,000 children born in these circumstances in NHS hospitals
- Newham in London has a rate of 77%, the lowest levels were in the north-east
- Net immigration also at more than 200,000, official figures show
PUBLISHED: 11:38, 30 August 2012 |
A record one in four of all babies born in England and Wales last year had foreign mothers, it was revealed today.
Most of these women came to Britain from Poland, Pakistan and India to give birth to a total of 184,000 children in NHS hospitals.
Almost half of all these…
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