Attending our Maternity Department during COVID-19 outbreak

Please nominate a single birthing partner to be with you during your stay - they will
have open visiting.

  • We have reduced visiting times to 2pm – 4pm only.
  • Please limit visits to one person per patient and for no longer than one hour
  • We ask that siblings and children under the age of 16 do not attend the hospital to visit. 
  • Upon entering the wards, you will be directed to wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. We would ask you to do the same on leaving the ward.

Anyone showing:
• a high temperature
• a new continuous cough
must not visit and should stay at home for 7 days.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

For further information about the virus and how to protect yourself: NHS.UK/coronavirus

Welcome to our Maternity Service

As exciting as pregnancy is, there are many decisions to make and questions to answer. 

We have designed this website to help you and your family have the best possible experience of our service at this very special time.

There are opportunities throughout the site to meet some of the team and see videos and photos of the department. 

Why not start with my colleague Cayleigh giving you a tour of the unit?

As you explore the site further we very much hope that it will support the care being provided to you antenatally in both answering questions and familiarising you with the department. 

Nearly 5000 babies are delivered with us every year. We are incredibly proud of our service and absolutely committed to its continual development Image of a play button

If you would like to contact me with any suggestions or feedback please email me at 

Kindest Regards,
Sue Wilkins
Head of Midwifery/ Associate Director of Nursing (Womens and Neonatal Services)

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Maternity Line

The Maternity Line number is 01752 430200.

The Maternity Line is for all calls related to pregnancy from 20 weeks gestation, labour and newborn babies.

Before 20 weeks gestation the GP should be contacted

If it is an emergency, 999 should be called.

Your experience

Your experience is important to us, please contact me with your feedback:
Sue Wilkins,
Head of Midwifery/Associate Director of Nursing and Director of Maternity Services