We provide maternity care to around 8,000 women each year, making it one of the largest maternity services in the country. We recognise that pregnancy and birth are really important times for women and their families and we will support your individual birth choices with up-to-date facilities, information, and highly trained staff treating you with compassion and respect.
Philosophy of care
Our philosophy of care is based on the belief that every woman/birthing person and family that we care for is unique.
We believe that:
- Pregnancy and birth are significant life events for women/birthing people and their families.
- Women/birthing people have a right to good quality evidence-based information to help them make informed decisions about their care and the care of their baby.
- Everyone has a right to be treated with kindness, compassion, understanding and dignity and we will respect the privacy, religious and cultural beliefs of everyone we care for.
We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for pregnancy and birth for you, your baby/babies and family. We hope to do what we can to ensure that the time that women/birthing people and their families have with us here is as positive an experience as possible.
If you book your care with us you will have your baby at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. You can self-refer yourself as soon as you know you are pregnant (even when you see that first pink/blue line!) to our maternity services by completing our self-referral form.
Please be aware that our catchment areas for women are a little different to our geographical borough boundaries. This may mean that even if you live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge, we may not be able to look after you during your pregnancy. These catchment areas were agreed with our Commissioners to ensure we can keep the women we look after safe and provide high quality care.