We regularly review our visiting guidelines to keep you, your baby, your supporters and families safe. You can see our latest maternity visiting guidelines on our visiting times page.
All patients and visitors are asked to wear a face covering or mask in all clinical areas of our hospitals and community healthcare settings. This also means that people giving birth and their support person are asked to wear a mask in all our clinical areas, including our labour and post-natal wards. We understand that a few people may have a medical reason or special communication need that means they are unable to wear a face covering.
Welcome to our maternity unit at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. We are a multi award winning maternity service and we are very proud of our services. We are absolutely committed to providing high quality maternity care for women and their partners during their pregnancy, labour and after the birth of their baby.
About our maternity services
We support women in having a choice where to have their baby, as having this choice has been shown to have a positive effect on the birth experience.
The choice of having a home birth or a birth in our Birth Centres will routinely be offered to you if you have a straight forward pregnancy, which means that you do not have any known complications that may affect your pregnancy and the birth.
If your pregnancy is not straightforward, you will be offered the choice to have your baby in one of our Delivery Suites where we can provide high quality, safe care to meet your individual needs.
We have three hospital sites that support care both in the community and the hospital. In the main this is for women who live in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.
However, we do also welcome women from outside these boroughs.
At two of our hospitals; University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Greenwich, we provide care during pregnancy, labour and after the birth. At our third hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital in Bexley, we provide care during pregnancy and after the birth.
Cultural humility in Maternity
Cultural Humility Survey
We want to ensure that expectant mothers receive high quality care during and after pregnancy, regardless of their cultural background. Your feedback will provide valuable information to help us provide the best possible care to all of our patients. All responses are completely confidential and cannot be traced back to you.
You can read the Quality Standard for Cultural Humility here.