Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

Northern Lincolnshire And Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Grimsby Maternity Unit

Contact & visitor information

You will be cared for by midwives with medical facilities and doctors on hand if you need them.

a small unit


births from Apr 2017 to Apr 2018



Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Local Neonatal Unit (LNU)
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We are on a continuous journey of improvement and this is being reflected in the positive feedback from women.

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
    • When you're in established labour you'll be admitted to the labour ward.
    • You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
    • You'll be encouraged to go home
    • You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
    • You can be admitted to the delivery suite/birthing room
    • The unit has a labour, delivery, recovery & postnatal model of care.
  • Birthing rooms
    • 16 labour rooms
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 1 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • The limit depends on the individual circumstances
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 0

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
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair
  • Other: Hypnobirthing can be used if the mother arranges it.

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are not available.
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Partners can stay in a room with you on a camp bed/sofa
  • Your stay after you've given birth
    • You'll be able to stay in the same room throughout your stay
    • Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 6-24 hours after the birth
  • 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.

You will be looked after by different midwives for antenatal care, during labour and for postnatal care.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife


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

    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Louth 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: There is a room specifically designed for those with limited mobility.
      • Hearing problems: Hearing loops are provided.
      • Sight problems: We are able to have leaflets put into braille
      • Learning disabilities: Supports from services are provided when needed on an individual basis.
      • Autism spectrum: We would support women in whatever capacity to provide individualised care
    • Interpreting service
      • Interpreter or translation services can be provided if English is not your first language. Bedside telephones have direct access to 'TheBigword' interpreting service.
      • Picture cards are provided.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Teenage pregnancy
      • Vulnerable women
      • Consultant Midwife Public Health

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • I’d honestly recommend this hospital to everybody

      I had pregnancy induced hypertension that started at around 34 weeks gestation, I had an over night stay on holly ward as blueberry was full and I was discharged the following day and attended...

      by acouplefirstthenafamily, 17 May 2019

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    • Antenatal clinic

      I had my blood taken at POWs antenatal department following my 12 week scan. The lady who took my blood was so kind and so patient - I am a fainter, and she looked after me so well, to the point of...

      by Anonymous, 28 Feb 2019

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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
      • Call 01472 874111 ask for Maternity reception.
    • Breech baby
      • If your baby is breech you'll be encouraged to have a caesarean.
    • 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
      • Vending machine and beverage tray in each room.
      • Vending machine
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 60.0 hours per week (35.7%)
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      • Booking phone number: 03033 305232
      • If in labour call: 03033 304789/ 304790/ 304787/ 304794
    • Outside space
      • Outside space is available for women in labour
      • Courtyard on the ground floor.
    • Visiting information
      • Not applicable - No private rooms
      • All visitors: 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Drop off outside entrance. Pay car parking close by.
    • Parking
      • 0-1 hours: £2.50, 1-2 hours: £3.50, 2-4 hours: £4.50, over 4 hours: £5
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