Maternity tours suspended

Tours of the maternity units at all three of our hospitals are currently suspended as a precaution to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

bay_resized_for_web.jpgHampshire Hospitals Maternity Centre, Andover, is staffed by an experienced and enthusiastic team of midwives and maternity health care assistants, together with administrative and domestic support. Advice and support is provided by consultant obstetricians and paediatricians from Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester and local GPs.

The maternity centre offers antenatal and postnatal care, and women are able to deliver their babies there under the care of the community midwifery team.

Delivering at Hampshire Hospitals Maternity Centre, Andover

pool_resized_for_web.jpgWomen, for whom it is clinically appropriate and it is their choice, have a visit from a community midwife at home in early labour before deciding where to have their baby - either at home or in their local maternity centre. If they choose to have their baby in the maternity centre they are transferred home again within four hours, into the care of their midwifery team.

Although the maternity centre operates 24 hours a day through an on-call system, you should contact the community midwifery team before going to the centre if you wish to deliver your baby there.