Birth rates in Hamburg increased noticeably in 2015 over 2014. Maternity clinics in Hamburg had 23,678 births while 24,151 children were born in the birthing house. This again comes to 1,140 more children or an increase of 5 per cent over 2014 with 23,011 children at 22,551 births. The figures are the highest in Hamburg’s maternity clinics and birthing house for many years.
Attractive to all generations
Health Senator Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks said: “The ongoing, increased birth rate in Hamburg is great and very positive news. Belated congratulations to the many mothers and fathers of the past weeks and months. Many thanks to all those in Hamburg’s maternity clinics and birthing house. The figures show that the city’s maternity clinics enjoy renown beyond Hamburg as well.”
More than 3,000 births
Last year, most children were born in the obstetrics wards of the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE) (3,361), the Catholic Marienkrankenhaus (3,354) and the Asklepios Clinic Altona (3,209). They were followed by the Asklepios Clinic Barmbek (2,918) and the Albertinen Hospital (2,500). The UKE, the Catholic Marienkrankenhaus and the Asklepios Clinic Altona are with well over 3,000 births among the leading group of maternity clinics in Germany. The Albertinen Hospital, the Asklepios Clinic and the Helios Mariahilf Clinic had the highest increase in terms of the absolute number of births over 2014.
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