Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

The Delivery Suite

Contact & visitor information

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

a medium unit

4800

births from Apr 2016 to Apr 2017

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15

Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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
    • There's a dedicated area where women can keep active
    • There's an area where you can be assessed
    • You can be admitted to the antenatal ward
  • Birthing rooms
    • 15 labour rooms
    • 3 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 3 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 / Natal hypnotherapy
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
    • £55 for shared bathroom and toilet. £75 for ensuite per 24 hours.
  • 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 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 have a named midwife who will co-ordinate your care in the pregnancy and postnatal period. If you live out of the area but wish to birth in Leeds, we will offer shared antenatal care with you and your local midwife.

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?

    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: All of Leeds and the 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: individual birth plan.
      • Hearing problems: individual birth plan.
      • Sight problems: individual birth plan.
      • Learning disabilities: specific care pathway with specially trained LD champions.
      • Autism spectrum: individual birth plan.
    • Interpreting service
      • Book a face to face interpreter or call via our website or call 0800 206 1119.
      • leaflets available in many languages. Trust website has facility to convert to the language of your choice and to 'speak' the leaflets to you.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Substance misuse
      • Teenage pregnancy
      • Vulnerable women

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • The birth of my grandson

      On Tuesday I was lucky to be at the birth of my grandson at the Clarendon wing. I would love to say a big thank you to the midwife and student midwife who were there to deliver the baby. The...

      by M S, 20 Nov 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Fantastic staff

      My son was still born on the 11/04/2018 the staff at Lgi could not have been better. They made everything so much easier. This was a very distressing and upsetting time for me an my partner an I...

      by Anonymous, 03 May 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

      9.1/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      8.9/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      7.5/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Tours
    • Non-NHS Care
      • Private maternity care isn't available here.
    • Breastfeeding accreditation
    • Neonatal care
      • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area and also for critically ill babies from the surrounding area who need the highest level of nursing and medical care.
    • Food for partners out-of-hours
      • Vending machine
      • 24h cafe
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 90.0 hours per week (53.6%)
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Via a dedicated email address available on LTHT website.
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 0113 206 6241
      • If in labour call: 0113 392 6731
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • The policy is the same as the postnatal ward.
      • Partner: 8am-10pm Other visitors: 2-4pm and 6-8pm Children of the patients are welcome to visit.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • There are two parking bays available for women in labour
      • Parking spaces at the maternity unit
    • Temporary closures
      • Number of times this unit was closed between Apr 2016 - Apr 2017: 1
      • Reason for closure: 1 hour
      • If this unit is closed when you go into labour you'll be asked to go to an alternative unit: The Delivery Suite
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