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Rising number of births in Hamburg

6 per cent more children born - four hospitals had over 3,000 in 2016

With 25,063 births in 2016, a record 25,602 children were born in Hamburg’s maternity clinics and the birth house, the Health Authority announced Wednesday (January 11). Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health, said: “In 2016, four hospitals in Hamburg surpassed the 3,000 mark for births. That reflects the level of trust among parents in Hamburg’s modern and experienced maternity clinics.

Highest figures in Marienkrankenhaus Catholic Hospital

The Marienkrankenhaus Catholic Hospital had the highest figures in 2016 with 3,961 children, followed by the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) with 3,463, the Asclepius Clinic in Altona with 3,238 and lastly the Asclepius Clinic in Barmbek with 3,000 births. The figures put all four hospitals among Germany’s top maternity clinics.

The 25,063 figure is the highest since 2000 with 18,707 births and since the Health Authority has recorded statistics. Experiences in the previous years have shown that 18 per cent of the births were likely to families who do not live in Hamburg.

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