Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Staying in hospital

Before your baby is born you may be offered the option of being admitted to hospital for monitoring or treatment. If you are not already under the care of an obstetric consultant, you will be allocated to one at the time of your admission. The Midwifery team will care for you and you will be visited on the ward every day by one of the team of doctors who work with your consultant. The team will discuss and agree a plan of care with you.

After your baby is born you may choose to stay in hospital overnight, even if the birth has been straightforward or a midwife or doctor may recommend that you stay in hospital for monitoring or treatment. the plan of care will be discussed and agreed with you. Depending on the reason for admission, you may be cared for by the midwifery team alone, or both midwives and doctors.

More information, including mealtimes and menus, will be available by your bed.

Contact us

We are here to support you and your family at every stage of your pregnancy. If you have any unexpected concern about your pregnancy or think you may be going into labour, please call our maternity advice line, which is open 24/7, to talk to one of our midwives: 0115 9709777.

Visiting hours

You can find information about visiting here: Visiting arrangements