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Whipps Cross University Hospital

Map Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR

Phone 020 8539 5522

Specialist services include: Consultant Midwife clinics; Consultant Obstetric clinic; Specialist genitourinary clinic; FGM; diabetes; fetal medicine; breastfeeding specialist; bereavement midwife; perinatal mental health team; vulnerable women’s team; anaesthetic clinic.

There is limited car parking near the maternity unit via Hospital Road.

At Whipps Cross University Hospital you can deliver your baby at:

Birth Centre

The Lilac Birth Centre has five birthing rooms with ensuites,two birthing pools, and three postnatal day beds.

You can self-refer by attending an antenatal clinic and completing a form.

Phone 020 8539 5522 (extension 5395)

Delivery Suite

The Labour Ward has 10 birthing roomsand one birthing pool.

Facilities include: triage area; maternal high dependency unit; newborn resuscitation room; state of the art obstetric theatres; bereavement rooms.

Phone 020 8539 5522 (extension 5068).

The antenatal ward has 11 beds. Phone 020 8539 5522 (extension 5045).

The postnatal ward has 28 beds. Partners are welcome to stay overnight.

Home birth

Home birth services are available for women who live in the Whipps Cross hospital area. Each community midwife team provides cover for the home birth service at Whipps Cross.