St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey

Ashford And St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Labour Ward

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
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pain-relief options

  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Meptid
  • Pethidine
  • 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
    • You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
    • You can be admitted to the delivery suite/birthing room
  • Birthing rooms
    • 9 labour rooms
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 1 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 2

Birth facilities

  • Bean bags
  • Birth balls
  • Birth mats
  • Dimmable lighting
  • iPod dock
  • Supporting rope or sling
  • TENS machine

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
    • £85-£200 per night
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Unless there are special circumstances, partners are asked to leave overnight
  • 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 2 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.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife


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    Who can give birth here?

    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: Woking,Knaphill,St Johns, Egham, Englefield Green,Virginia Waters, Chertsey, Staines, Ashford,Stanwell Shepperton, Sunbury, Upper Halliford,Weybridge, Walton Hersham, Sheer Water, West Byfleet, Addleston
      • 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: Individualised plans of care, open access for showers and toileting, support aids available, plans made with moving and handling links
      • Hearing problems: Individualised plans of care, audiology department for advice and loop circuits available, link with specialist organisations for further support
      • Sight problems: Individualised plans of care, information in braille
      • Learning disabilities: Individualised plans of care, named Learning Disability link for further support, learning passports available
      • Autism spectrum: Individualised plans of care, named Learning Disability link for further support, learning passports available
    • Interpreting service
      • Contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01932 723553. Visit the PALS office (on the left of the reception desk at the main entrance) or ask a member of your ward.
      • Individualised plans of care, information in a variety of languages
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Substance misuse
      • Teenage pregnancy
      • Vulnerable women
      • Birth reflections

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • Horrific induction experience

      I was coerced into agreeing to an induction shortly after my due date based on a consultation with a registrar who focused almost exclusively on explaining how I or my baby might die or suffer...

      by Anonymous, 12 Jul 2019

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Improvement still needed

      This is the second baby I have had here. I decided to return after issues I had during my first birth were addressed and was assured they had made changes. This time I saw the same midwife for all...

      by Anonymous, 21 Jun 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
    • 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
      • 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 machines offer a range of beverages, confectionery and ready meals.
    • 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
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01932 722389
      • If in labour call: 01932 722399
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Visiting as for postnatal ward
      • Partners 8am-10pm. Friends and family: 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • No special arrangements
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