Our Emergency Department is extremely busy. 

If you need medical care or advice that is urgent but not an immediate, genuine emergency, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 first so trained NHS 111 advisors can tell you the best place to be seen quickly.

Please remember there is also the Urgent Treatment Centre at Seaton House, NG2 4LA.

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About our Maternity services

Starting a family is a big decision for all prospective parents and here at Nottingham University Hospital’s Maternity Services we offer you a warm welcome.  Read on to find out how we can support and care for you throughout your journey to parenthood and in those first, very, special days after baby arrives.

Our hospitals provide maternity care for more than 9,000 women every year, however, we pride ourselves on treating each birth as the unique and highly personal experience it is.  Our maternity staff are passionate about the care they offer and will tailor your pregnancy, birth and post-natal care to meet your individual needs. 

We offer a wide range of choice and support for all women and families, mothers and fathers. From midwifery-led birthing units to specialised neonatal care, our staff are there to keep you fully informed of each decision at every stage of your journey. It’s important to us that you understand what’s happening to help you have the positive and enjoyable experience that all mothers deserve.   

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Contact us

Our new Maternity Advice Line is now live.


If you have any concerns during your pregnancy or after baby arrives you can now talk to our friendly midwives on 0115 9709777.


Save this number in your phone now!


Our team of midwives will be here to talk to you and direct you to the support you need 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


We’ll be updating everyone’s notes with the new number at your next appointment but don’t worry our old numbers are all still working.


Please still call your community midwifery team for routine appointments, and if you receive a positive Covid-19 PCR test call 0115 962 7956.


We’ve made this change in response to your feedback – thank you!


City Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 969 1169


City Labour Suite

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Ext: 76710


Bonington Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55162


Lawrence Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55174 


QMC Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 86672


QMC Labour Suite

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Ext: 81032


Ward B26

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 89026 


Ward C29

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 89029


Unfortunately we are unable to respond to emails directly relating to your pregnancy as it is important any questions are answered in light of your full pregnancy history, therefore if you have any questions directly relating to your current pregnancy please contact your local midwifery team on the landline number listed at the front of your notes.

Please note there will often be a voice message service but it is checked daily and your call will be returned within 48 hours.

For urgent concerns please call the Midwifery emergency mobile number listed at the front of your notes between 9am - 5pm Monday – Friday or NEMS out of hours service (also listed in the front of your notes) out of office hours.  

Find us

City Hospital Maternity Unit

Our City Maternity Unit is located near Gate 2, Blue Entrance.

Queen's Medical Centre Maternity Unit

Our QMC Maternity Unit is situated on two floors in East Block. 

The antenatal area, B26 ward, the labour suite with midwife-led care unit, maternity theatres and the neonatal unit are on B floor, with C29 ward on C floor.

There is an East Block entrance to the hospital on A floor, and the main entrance which is on B floor, just off Derby Road. 

There are limited drop off/pick up bays outside both our unit entrances.