The NHS in North West London is dedicated to ensuring that women have access to the highest possible quality of care, wherever they choose to give birth.
Recently we have concentrated our staff and resources into six maternity units. This has enabled us to have more midwives and senior consultants in our units to provide care for women, upgrade our facilities, provide more antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) care locally and offer greater home birth choice.
In North West London there are six hospitals where you can give birth:
Maternity bookings for Ealing Hospital are no longer being taken, and as of 25 June women will not be able to give birth at the hospital.
All our maternity units offer both consultant-led and midwifery-led care depending on the level of support you need. You can also choose to give birth at home, where you will be supported by our home birth team.
Antenatal care is carried out in our hospitals, in children’s centres and in health centres close to where you live. Most women can choose where they receive antenatal care, although some women with particular medical needs may be advised to attend hospital for appointments.
Women can also choose to have their postnatal care either at home, in hospital, or in health and children’s centres near where they live.
How to book
You can be referred to any of our maternity units by your GP, or you can complete a referral form on the individual hospital websites, which are listed above.
For more information to help you make your choice of where you want to give birth, you can look on each hospital website or speak to your midwife or GP.
If your first choice maternity unit is fully booked, we will contact you to help you book at another unit.
Whichever hospital you choose for your care, all maternity units in North West London include the following services...
Choice of care