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Information on homebirths during planned ambulance strike 21 Dec 2021

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COVID-19 quick reference

Please note we continue to ask that all people entering the hospital wear a face mask, maintain social distancing and regularly wash their hands.

For full details of the COVID-19 pandemic and maternity services see the COVID-19 information and COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy pages.

  • You and your partner/support people no longer need to undertake twice-weekly LFT testing.
  • We as a healthcare provider will continue to undertake testing of women and birthing people, which is on any admission, planned or unplanned. We will not be testing partners and support people unless the woman or birthing person is positive on their test. 
  • A partner/support person can attend all outpatient appointments including antenatal appointments and ultrasound scans.  They must not attend if they are symptomatic or positive of COVID-19. Please do not bring children to your appointments unless you absolutely have to.
  • During induction of labour (IOL) a partner/support person may be with you at all times. Children cannot attend.  You can only have one person with you at any time but this person can now be interchanged with one other person.  This means you can identify two people to be your support and they can swap between them during the times they can be present on the wards.  If a person is staying overnight they cannot be interchangeable and must remain the same person.
  • This second identified person can be with you for labour and birth in addition to your partner/support person. Your second support person is only able to be with you while you are in a Birth Centre or Labour Ward room and this does not include the operating theatre or antenatal or postnatal ward areas. Your second support person can stay with you after the birth until you are ready to transfer to the postnatal ward, at which point they will need to leave. 
  • Following birth in the postnatal period your partner/support person may also stay overnight on the first night only.  This should be the same person that may have stayed overnight in the antenatal period if applicable.
  • Your OWN children may visit in the postnatal period between 3pm and 5pm.
  • Partners and support people should not attend the hospital if they are symptomatic of or positive for Covid-19.
  • We continue to recommend pregnant women and birthing people get vaccinated against COVID-19.  More information can be found here:

We are passionate about the quality of care we provide and our woman-focused approach looks at your needs throughout each and every stage of your pregnancy. We provide maternity services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital and in the community, supporting more than 10,000 women a year who give birth with us. You can choose to plan to give birth at either of our hospitals or at home.

We aim to provide the best possible experience for mothers, babies and families, and are truly delighted that so many women not only choose to return to us for second and subsequent births, but also recommend us to family and friends. 

The majority of women experience very normal pregnancies and birth journeys and we have a full range of options for maternity care. As well as our fantastic midwifery-led care we also provide an excellent obstetric model of care to include specialist support for more complex pregnancies and health conditions with an excellent fetal medicine unit. We are very proud of our teamwork ethic, where staff work together to plan and deliver one-to-one care tailored to the needs of individual women. 

As a team we support each other across our two hospital sites and, although you will book at one of our hospitals, there are times when you may receive certain aspects of your care at our other hospital site. We will let you know should the need arise. 

Together with our state-of-the-art facilities and initiatives that go beyond immediate health and care needs—for example, our complementary therapies service—we continually strive to give babies, parents and families everything they need for the best start in life. 

Did you know?

More than 9 out of 10 women would recommend our maternity services at Chelsea and Westminster* and West Middlesex** hospitals.

Satisfaction

* CW NHS Friends and Family Test score Nov 2018
** WM NHS Friends and Family Test score Nov 2018

Our service users rated us 9 out of 10 for labour and birth in the CQC Maternity survey (published Jan 2019).

Getting referred

To book your care with us you can either get referred by your GP, walk into our antenatal clinics at the hospitals, refer from the early pregnancy unit (EPU) or complete our self-referral form:

Self refer online

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The CIE is a web application provided by PatientsKnowBest (PKB) that gives patients access to their health (medical) records, which can be updated by the patient and shared with different medical teams and carers to help speed up and improve treatment.

Your information is held in the secure NHS network. It will only be used by healthcare professionals for your direct care. You can choose to share your care record with your family, carers, GP and other health professionals if you wish.

If you have difficulty or are unable to register on the link above, please complete this form.

Find us

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

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West Middlesex University Hospital

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Safe in our hands

Our high quality, evidenced based, safe and nurturing care is provided by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who centre the service around your individual needs, in line with our Trust PROUD values.

In collaboration with our North West London partners, and as part of our maternity transformation plans to implement the NHS five year vision, Better Births, we are working hard to ensure you have continuity from your care providers with good access to information that will enable you to make your own decisions about the care that is right for your own needs and circumstances.

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Get help (maternity helpline)

Chelsea and Westminster
T: 020 3315 6000

West Middlesex
T: 020 8321 5839 

 

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Mum & Baby app

Our Mum & Baby app supports your journey with us through your pregnancy, birth and life with your baby—download it today!

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The Care Information Exchange gives you online access to your results, scans and appointments during your pregnancy. Find out more.

 

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eRedbook is an NHS-approved app that allows you to keep a secure digital record of your child's health and development—download and register today!

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