Maternity services in North East London


North East London (NEL) works across seven boroughs - City and Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

Within these boroughs we have five hospitals offering maternity services. 

North East London maternity units deliver approximately 27,000 babies per year.

Providing care with options to birth at home, in the Lotus Birth Centre, the Barkantine Birth Centre or the delivery suite.

With a Neonatal Unit ‘level 3’ they care for babies with the highest need for support.

The latest CQC inspection reported the Maternity Unit to be overall rated as ‘Good’.

If you need support or advice you can call The Royal London Maternity helpline, 7 days a week from 9am – 6pm on:  0203 594 6979/6980

Visit The Royal London Hospital website for more information about their maternity services.

Providing care with options to birth at home, in the Barking Community Hospital or the Delivery suite.

With a Neonatal Unit ‘level 2’ they care for babies who need a higher level of medical and nursing support.

The latest CQC inspection reported the Maternity Unit to be overall rated as ‘Requires improvement’

If you need support or advice you can contact the Newham Maternity helpline, 7 days a week between  10am – 6pm on: 0208 090 9999

Visit Newham University Hospital website for more information about their maternity services.

Providing care with options to birth at home, in the Lilac Birth Centre or in the delivery suite.

With a Neonatal Unit ‘level 1’ they care for babies who need extra support but do not need intensive care.

The latest CQC inspection reported the Maternity Unit to be overall rated as ‘Good'.

If you need support or advice you can contact the Whipps Cross Maternity helpline, 020 8539 5522 (extension 5068)

Visit Whipps Cross Hospital website for more information about their maternity services.

Providing care with options to birth at home or in the delivery suite.

With a Neonatal Unit ‘level 3’ they care for babies with the highest need for support.

The latest CQC inspection reported the Maternity Unit to be overall rated as ‘Good’.

If you need support or advice you can contact a midwife via the Homerton Maternity Helpline, 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm on: 0208510 5955 or email: huh-tr.maternityhelpline@nhs.net

Visit Homerton University Hospital website for more information about their maternity services.

Providing care with options to birth at home or the delivery suite.

With a Neonatal Unit level 2 they care for babies who need a higher level of medical and nursing support.

The latest CQC inspection reported the Maternity Unit to be overall rated as ‘Good’

If you need support or advice you can contact the Queen’s Hospital Maternity helpline, 24 hours a day on: 01708 503 742

Visit Queen’s Hospital website for more information about their maternity services.


Updated: 11/02/2022