Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King`s Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Alongside Birth Centre

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

Waterlily Birth Centre

Contact & visitor information

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



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
  • Epidural
  • Birth pool
  • Other: Bluetooth speakers in-built in the pools and Entonox (gas and air)
Find out more about pain relief during labour

Having a baby here

During labour and birth

  • Birthing rooms
    • 3 Birthing room(s)
    • 2 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 2 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • There are no restrictions on how many birth partners you can have.

Birth facilities

  • Aromatherapy service
  • Bean bags
  • Birth balls
  • Birth mats
  • Birthing couch

Who can give birth here?

  • Eligibility
    • You can discuss having your baby here, even if you don't fit the following criteria.
    • Straightforward pregnancy
  • Catchment area
    • You can give birth here even if you don't live in the catchment area

Women's experiences

Reviews of this hospital

Source: Care Opinion
  • The midwives are friendly and professional

    I was booked in for an induction in October. Although things didn't happen as quickly as I thought and nobody really educated me about the process I still have to say that all the midwives I have...

    by Anonymous, 14 Oct 2017

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  • Maternity care

    It's taken me forever to write this review but I made sure to come back as I do believe good reviews are forgotten about. I had my son at QEH on the 6th April 2016 my midwife was phenomenal from...

    by Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017

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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


    About the same compared with other trusts

  • Staff


    About the same compared with other trusts

  • Care in hospital after birth


    About the same compared with other trusts

General information

  • Tours
  • Breastfeeding accreditation
    • Full 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 is a kitchen area where women, birth partners and family members can make refreshments.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Pay and display parking is available at the hospital
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