Delivery Suite

We are committed to providing 1:1 care in labour and our midwife to birth ratio is 1:30.

The labour ward consists of 15 purpose built delivery rooms and three higher dependency rooms. Two obstetric operating theatres are situated within the labour ward near to these rooms. Women requiring consultant-led care receive labour care from our hospital based midwives.

Our Caesarean section rate is 25%, relatively low compared to other London maternity units. We have a dedicated theatre team who cover the labour suite during the week and who work alongside the multidisciplinary team.


Our beautiful £21 million maternity unit, opened by Princess Anne, includes:

  • An 18-bed consultant-led unit with senior consultant obstetric cover
  • Two dedicated operating theatres with recovery suites and high dependency care facilities
  • A modern neonatal unit with 28 neonatal cots
  • A modern maternity day unit
  • A dedicated maternity triage area
  • Maternity helpline for pregnant women, offering quick advice and support  from senior midwives 020 8887 4238. 10am - 6pm, Mon- Fri
  • A spacious outpatient area for antenatal gynaecological and scanning appointment

Guided tours of maternity unit now available for all women who are planning to have their baby with us - every first and third Friday of the month at 6pm. To book, please call Maternity Direct on 020 8887 4238 (Mon -Fri, 10am - 6pm).