Maternity Services

Mother and midwife holding babies

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 you and your partners during your pregnancy, labour and after the birth of your baby.

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.  

About our maternity services

We support you in having a choice about where to have your baby, because 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 straightforward pregnancy. A straightforward pregnancy means that you do not have any known complications that may affect your pregnancy and the birth.

If your pregnancy is not straightforward, we will offer you 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 offer maternity care at three hospitals and also in community settings. At University Hospital Lewisham, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, we provide care during pregnancy, labour and after the birth. At Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, we provide care during pregnancy and after the birth.

We mainly offer maternity services for women and birthing people who live in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, and Bexley.

However, we do also welcome and support women and birthing people from outside these boroughs.


Cultural Humility Survey

We want to ensure that everyone receives 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 our patients. You can give feedback about your care or complete our cultural humility survey 

You can read the Quality Standard for Cultural Humility here.