Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alongside Birth Centre

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

Midwife led unit

Contact & visitor information

A birth centre is a more homely environment, where the focus is on birth without medical intervention.

a large unit

793

births from Apr 2017 to Apr 2018

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4

Birthing rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Local Neonatal Unit (LNU)

Pain-relief options

  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Diamorphine
  • Meptid
  • Morphine sulphate (Oramorph)
  • Pethidine
  • Remifentanil
  • Sterile water injections
  • Epidural
  • Birth pool
Find out more about pain relief during labour

Having a baby here

During labour and birth

  • If you arrive in the early stages of labour
    • You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
    • You'll be encouraged to go home
    • There's an area where you can be assessed
    • You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
    • You can be admitted to the antenatal ward
    • Women in early labour are offered the choice of either going home or staying in the hospital whilst waiting for labour to establish.
  • Birthing rooms
    • 4 Birthing room(s)
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 1 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • The limit on number of birth supporters is strict
    • The limit depends on the individual circumstances
    • You can have more birth partners, but a limit applies to the number you can have in the room with you at one time
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 2

Birth facilities

  • Aromatherapy service
  • Bean bags
  • Birth balls
  • Birth mats
  • Birthing couch
  • Dimmable lighting
  • iPod dock
  • Reclining chair
  • Supporting rope or sling
  • TENS machine
  • Hypnobirthing / Natal hypnotherapy
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
    • £175
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Partners can stay on the postnatal ward on a chair
  • Your stay after you've given birth
    • After you have given birth you'll be transferred to a bed in the postnatal area
    • Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 4-24 hours after the birth
    • If you're transferred to the labour ward during the birth you can come back to the birth centre postnatally
  • Contact & visitor information

How many midwives will I meet?

The maximum number of different midwives you're likely to see for antenatal appointments is 4 and for postnatal appointments it's 3.

You'll see the same midwives throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born, but different midwives when you're in labour.

Women receive care at home, in the antenatal clinic or Children’s Centres. Care is provided by small teams of midwives. Out-of-area women will receive care in antenatal clinics and with the local GP. Postnatal care is provided by midwives in your local area. There is a dedicated home birth team for women choosing to birth at home.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife

Statistics

* We’ve adjusted the data where it’s based on a small number of women to ensure confidentiality
Compared to the national average, women were:
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    Who can give birth here?

    • This birth centre/midwife-led unit is the default option for low risk women at this hospital
    • Eligibility
      • Baby must be head down
      • You can discuss having your baby here, even if you don't fit the following criteria.
      • Can be Group B Strep positive
      • Straightforward pregnancy
      • Straightforward previous pregnancies
      • Only having one baby in this pregnancy (eg no twins)
      • Aged between 16 and 45 years old
      • Between 37 and 42 weeks pregnant
      • Maximum of 5 previous babies
    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: London Borough of Hillingdon and surrounding areas.
      • You can give birth here even if you don't live in the catchment area

    Support services

    • Accessibility
      • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
      • Limited mobility: We have accessible rooms that women with reduced mobility can use. The labour ward is located on the ground floor and all the rooms have accessible bathrooms and showers. The antenatal and postnatal wards also have facilities for those women with reduced mobility.
      • Hearing problems: We would provide a specialist in sign language or visual aids.
      • Sight problems: Your needs will be individually assessed.
      • Learning disabilities: Your needs will be individually assessed.
      • Autism spectrum: We offer 1:1 care that is catered for your individual needs.
    • Interpreting service
      • We have telephone interpreters available and when required can also have face to face interpreters. We have a diverse team of staff who speak different languages.
      • Your needs will be individually assessed.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Substance misuse
      • Teenage pregnancy
      • Vulnerable women

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • Kellie toombs

      hello maternity unit at Hillingdon hospital, I seriously cannot thank your midwifes enough! And I honestly don’t think the midwifes get praised enough for exactly they do! As I honestly don’t...

      by Anonymous, 06 Oct 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Very over due review

      Very over due baby so had to be induced. All of the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. Ended up with an emergency cesarean. I felt safe and looked after throughout the entire...

      by Anonymous, 18 Jun 2018

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    Source: CQC

    Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Services Survey 2015

    Scores are for the NHS Trust that this hospital is part of.

    • Labour and birth

    • Staff

    • Care in hospital after birth

    • Labour and birth

      8.5/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      8.5/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      7.0/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Non-NHS Care
      • Private maternity care isn't available here.
    • Breastfeeding accreditation
    • Neonatal care
      • Local neonatal unit (LNU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area, except for those who are critically ill and need intensive care.
    • Food for partners out-of-hours
      • There are shops outside the hospital including a take away service and a canteen on site. Also WRVS services in maternity providing sandwiches/food/baby clothes during weekday working hours.
      • Vending machine
      • 24h cafe
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01895 279442
      • If in labour call: 01895 279441 or 01895 279054
      Book online
    • Outside space
      • Outside space is available for women in labour
      • There is a grassy area to the front of the building and is accessible to all.
    • Visiting information
      • 18.00-20.00
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • You can request a parking voucher that enables users to apply for reduced parking rate.
    • Parking
      • http://www.thh.nhs.uk/about/travel/parking-hill.php
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