Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

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


births from Apr 2017 to Apr 2018



Labour 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
    • 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 an area where you can be assessed
  • Birthing rooms
    • 11 labour rooms
    • 0 Birth pool(s)
    • Birth partners
      • You can have more birth supporters by arrangement.
      • The limit depends on the individual circumstances
      • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 1

    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

    After you've given birth

    • Private postnatal rooms
      • Amenity rooms are available.
      • Postnatal room £150
    • 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 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 6 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 a small team of 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
    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: Brent, Harrow and Ealing
        • 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: You will have an individualised plan of care.
        • Hearing problems: You will have an individualised plan of care.
        • Sight problems: You will have an individualised plan of care.
        • Learning disabilities: You will have an individualised plan of care.
        • Autism spectrum: You will have an individualised plan of care.
      • Interpreting service
        • If you require an interpreter, let the staff at the GP surgery and the clinic know before your appointment so that arrangements can be made.
        • You will have an individualised plan of care.
      • Specialist midwifery teams
        • Antenatal Screening
        • Bereavement
        • Diabetes
        • Infant feeding
        • Perinatal mental health
        • Teenage pregnancy
        • Vulnerable women
        • Haemoglobinopathies. Infectious diseases.

      Women's experiences

      Reviews of this hospital

      Source: Care Opinion
      • Staffing issues

        Very disappointed with the lack of staff to discharge a patient after a natural birth. I'm still waiting after 6 hours.

        by Anonymous, 19 Sep 2019

        Read on Care Opinion
      • Please avoid if you can! Terrible experience

        I delivered my baby 6 days ago at Queen Charlottes and had the most wonderful experience. Hospital clean. Staff amazing. Service efficient. All in all, I will have some beautiful memories to look...

        by Anonymous, 10 Sep 2019

        Read on Care Opinion
      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
        • Contact the antenatal clinic clerk who will arrange a visit or phone 0208 896 2870.
      • 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
      • Consultant presence
        • Consultants are on the ward 125.0 hours per week (74.4%)
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      • Contact information
      • How to book once you're pregnant
        Via your GP
        • Booking phone number: 0208 869 5252
        • If in labour call: 0208 869 2890
        Book online
      • Outside space
        • There is no outside space available for women in labour
      • Visiting information
        • Visiting times for private rooms are the same as those for the postnatal ward.
        • Partners and patients children: 9am-10pm. Ward open for visiting: 3-5pm & 7-8pm.
      • Car parking for women in labour
        • Drop off outside entrance maximum 30 minutes stay
      • Parking
        • 1 hour: £2.60. 2 hours: £4.90. 5 hours: £6.40. 8 hours: £9.40. 24 hours: £12.20. Day passes: 5 days: £22.50; 7 days: £28.50.
      • Temporary closures
        • Number of times this unit was closed between Apr 2015 - Apr 2016: 1
        • Reason for closure: for 19 hours due to a lack of cots available on the Neonatal Unit. Four women were transferred to local units.
        • If this unit is closed when you go into labour you'll be asked to go to an alternative unit: The Delivery Suite, The Delivery Suite, Duchess of Kent Maternity Wing
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