Wards and clinics

Maternity Triage

Our Maternity Triage department is a 24/7 service for people over 18 weeks of pregnancy and is located on the 1st floor Triage is intended for urgent pregnancy-related problems, advice and emergencies. You may be redirected to another healthcare practitioner such as your GP, local pharmacy, 111 or A&E, if appropriate.

For urgent pregnancy related advice or emergencies, please contact: 01895 279 054

Labour Ward

Labour Ward is located on the ground floor and has 11 fully equipped delivery rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Birthing stools and balls are available to use, upon request. We do not currently have a birthing pool available within the hospital building, work to reintroduce a pool is in progress. Labour Ward also has 2 dedicated obstetric operating theatres, a 2 bedded recovery area and our new Ocean Pearl Bereavement Suite, which has a private sitting room and garden for sole use of bereaved families

Visiting on Labour Ward

  • TWO allocated birth partners are permitted for the duration of labour and birth
  • In the case of emergency caesarean section or admission to one of our operating theatres, only ONE birth partner is permitted, the second birth partner will be politely asked to leave. This is due to limited capacity in theatre and recovery
  • Only ONE allocated birth partner is permitted for elective/planned caesarean section
  • NO swapping of birth partners is allowed on Labour Ward
  • Children are NOT permitted on Labour Ward at any time

If you think you are in labour and are planning to give birth on Labour Ward, please contact Maternity Triage: 01895 279 054.

Midwifery Led Unit (MLU)

MLU is a 4 bedded low risk birth setting, located on the 2nd floor. The unit is midwifery-led and is intended to create a home from home environment for intrapartum care.

Birthing stools and balls are available to use, upon request. We do not currently have a birthing pool available within the hospital building and work to reintroduce a pool is in progress If you are outside of the MLU criteria and wish to give birth in this setting, speak to your midwife for a referral to our ‘Birth Choices’ Clinic, where our consultant midwife can discuss this with you If you are in labour and are planning to give birth on MLU, please contact: 01895 279 880.

Ultrasound scans

All pregnancy scans are completed within the Maternity Unit in two ultrasound departments. The main Antenatal Ultrasound Department is located alongside the Antenatal Clinic on the ground floor and Marina Ultrasound Department is located on the 1st floor next to Maternity Triage. The location of scan appointments will be printed on appointment letters.

Please note: we are unable to guarantee that a female sonographer will be available at scan appointments. If a female sonographer is not available, and you do not wish to be scanned by a male, then your scan will be rebooked for another day.

If you have a scan related query or to change your scan appointment, please contact: 01895 279 905 or thh.antenatalultrasound@nhs.net.

Day Assessment Unit (DAU)

DAU is a midwife-led clinic located on the first floor within Marina Ward. DAU is intended for people with pre-existing conditions, complications of pregnancy and additional monitoring needs. Katherine (antenatal) Ward Midwives will assess and refer to other members of the team, where necessary.

If you need to change your DAU appointment, please contact Antenatal Clinic on: 01895 279 442 (Monday – Friday between 9am - 3pm).

Community midwifery

Community midwives run antenatal and postnatal clinics in various children’s centres within the local area. According to where you live, you will be allocated to a Community Midwifery Team, who will oversee your care and decide which children’s centres you will attend for your appointments. If you live outside of these areas, your care will be completed by a different Midwife team from another hospital.

Amber Team: Covers areas of Hayes, Harlington and Yeading at the following children’s centres:

  • Pinkwell, UB3 1PG
  • Barra Hall, UB3 2SA
  • Yeading, UB4 ONR
  • Charville, UB4 8LF

Coral Team: Covers areas of West Drayton, Hillingdon, Sipson, Harmondsworth, Longford Village, Yiewsley, Uxbridge and Cowley at the following children’s centres:

  • Cherry Lane, UB7 9DL
  • Yiewsley, UB7 8HF
  • Colham Manor, UB8 3PT
  • Oak Farm, UB10 9PD
  • Uxbridge, UB8 1UW

Emerald Team: Covers areas of Ickenham, Ruislip, Northwood, Harefield, Eastcote and some of Pinner at the following children’s centres:

  • Harefield, UB9 6BT
  • Coteford, HA5 2HX
  • South Ruislip, HA4 0LR
  • Mount Vernon, HA6 2RN

Sapphire Team: Covers areas of Northolt, Greenford and some of Southall at the following children’s centres:

  • Islip Manor, UB5 5RG
  • Southall Broadway, UB1 1LD
  • Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ
  • Grand Union Village, UB5 6WL

A midwife will visit you at home for some postnatal appointments, you will be advised when a midwife will be visiting Please note: unless advised by your Midwife, we are unable to give exact times of home visits and you are expected to be available all day.

To change appointments at children’s centres, please contact: 01895 279 442 (Monday – Friday between 9am to 3pm) or  thh-tr.antenatalenquiries@nhs.net.

Katherine Ward (Antenatal)

Katherine Ward is a 13 bedded antenatal ward situated on the 2nd floor, comprising of 5 single occupancy rooms, 4 bedded bays and co-located Midwife Led Unit (MLU) The Katherine Ward team of Midwives, Maternity Support Workers and Doctors provide quality antenatal care to those who require hospital admission for complications in pregnancy and induction of labour

Visiting on Katherine Ward

  • ONE primary birth partner can visit on Katherine Ward between 8am - 8pm
  • Siblings are able to visit between 2pm - 7pm
  • A maximum of TWO visitors (including birth partner and children) are allowed per bedside at any one time.

If you are in labour and are planning to give birth on MLU (located within Katherine Ward), please contact: 01895 279 880.

Neonatal Unit (NNU) and Transitional Care Unit (TCU)

Our Level 2 Neonatal Unit (NNU) is located on the 1st floor and has 18 cots over 2 rooms, the intensive care room and the special care room. The unit also has 2 rooming in rooms, an expressing room and parental access to a kitchen and sitting room.

In addition to the NNU, the team also run a 6 bedded Transitional Care Unit, which is situated within Alexandra Ward. The nursing team supports parents to care for their babies that require additional support and provides a bed space for the birthing parent to stay.

If your baby is admitted to NNU, you will be given information about the unit on an individual basis. If you need to contact the unit, please call: Intensive care room: 01895 279447, Special care room: 01895 279 109.

Marina and Alexandra Wards (Postnatal)

Our postnatal wards are spaced over two floors to provide new parents and their babies with postnatal care until their discharge into the community.

Marina Ward: A 9 bedded ward located on the 1st floor with 4 bedded bays and one single occupancy room. The ward has shared bathrooms and is located alongside Day Assessment Unit (DAU).

Alexandra Ward: A 15 bed ward with a mix of 5 single occupancy rooms and 4 bedded bays. This ward has shared bathrooms and is joined with the Neonatal Transitional Care Unit (TCU) on the 3rd floor.

Visiting on the postnatal wards

  • ONE primary birth partner is able to visit between 8am - 8pm
  • Siblings and other visitors are allowed to visit between 2 - 7pm
  • A maximum of TWO visitors (including the birth partner and children) are allowed per bedside at any one time.