Relocation of private patient maternity services
In response to the evolving situation with Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), we are making some temporary changes to our private maternity service.
The private maternity unit will be relocated to the 7th floor of North wing, St Thomas’ Hospital within the home from home birth centre. This move is to enable all aspects of maternity care to be delivered in one location to minimise movement around the hospital and reduce the risk of infection.
For women in labour or elective caesarean section only one companion will be allowed to attend. Your companion can stay for the duration of labour/ caesarean section but will need to leave six hours after delivery. Any other family members or friends will not be allowed to enter. Please understand that this has been a very difficult decision to make. Safety is our top priority and these measures are necessary to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
We will continue to provide you with high levels of clinical care and safety for you and your baby. All measures in place are being made with the safety of our patients and staff as our top priority.
For more information please contact our reservations team on 020 7188 5197.
When you choose our private maternity unit – the Westminster Maternity Suite at St Thomas’ – you will receive exceptional levels of care. St Thomas’ Hospital has been offering private maternity care for over 20 years and we boast some of the most accomplished and well trained private midwives, obstetricians, neonatologists, and anaesthetists so you can be confident that the welfare of both you and your baby are in safe hands.
There are more than 7,000 babies delivered in the St Thomas’ maternity unit each year including over 400 babies delivered in the private Westminster Maternity Suite. As part of one of the UK’s most comprehensive, safest and highly regarded NHS teaching hospitals our highly skilled team deal with both straightforward and complex pregnancies and are equipped to deal with every eventuality.
At the Westminster Maternity Suite, our team of obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists and customer services staff make all of the difference. Their combined dedication and passion help us to deliver the highest standards of private maternity care and will ensure that you and your baby will be well looked after throughout your pregnancy.
We are proud to offer parents a complete service from before birth, throughout pregnancy and after delivery so you can be assured of continuity of care at every stage. Our proximity to Evelina London Children’s Hospital means that you and your baby have access to the best specialist care from our consultant neonatologists who treat premature babies and those requiring complex care. So whatever the circumstances our trusted consultants have the expertise to provide exceptional medical and surgical support.
In addition to our dedicated team of experts, it is our location in the heart of London that makes the Westminster Maternity Suite truly special. Our rooms offer stunning views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and the highest standards of accommodation to ensure you have all the comfort and peace you need.
For more information please download a copy of our Westminster Maternity Suite brochure
The Baby Friendly Initiative
Guy’s and St Thomas’ is part of The Baby Friendly Initiative which has revolutionised healthcare for babies, their mothers and families. Launched in the UK in 1994, and part of a wider global partnership between the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, the programme aims to ensure high standards of care for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Our midwives will be on hand to encourage breast feeding and provide all the necessary support to parents.