Coronavirus: Latest information for private patients

Imperial Private Healthcare is part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is proud to be supporting the NHS in the fight against coronavirus. Our private patient units are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and visitors.

We are continuing to provide outstanding care for private maternity and existing cancer patients, who will be informed of any changes to their treatment. We are also offering selected outpatient consultations via video conference or telephone. Please contact imperial.private.referrals@nhs.net to make an enquiry.

We are however closed at this time to private elective admissions as we support our colleagues in the NHS. If you are an existing private patient and require urgent treatment, or have any questions, please contact your consultant or their secretary directly. We thank you for your understanding at this time.

Please visit ‘Coronavirus: latest information and advice’ for information about hospital appointments, visiting restrictions, what to do if you have symptoms and more.

Key changes for maternity services are as follows:

Appointments

  • We will contact you to discuss any changes to your upcoming appointment. If we make any changes to your upcoming appointment we will telephone you, otherwise please attend as planned
  • We may offer you a phone or video consultation to replace your upcoming appointment, but we will discuss this with you first
  • Please do not bring anyone to your appointment — you must attend your appointment alone to help prevent the spread of infection
  • Please discuss your scan appointments directly with your consultant obstetrician.

Visiting guidelines

You may have one named birthing partner with you for the duration of your labour and delivery.

In line with recent changes to national guidance, we can now welcome birth partners to visit the postnatal ward between the hours of 12pm and 7pm daily. Birth partners can also be present during induction of labour.

For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, visiting will remain restricted to one birth partner throughout the duration of your stay at the Lindo Wing. Birth partners must:

  • complete a Covid-19 screening questionnaire at the beginning of each visit.
  • wear face coverings at all times, and follow social distancing rules
  • not come to the hospital if they are feeling unwell, including cold or flu symptoms
  • wash or gel your hands as soon as they enter a ward or unit

Please speak to the nurse or midwife in charge of the ward or unit to consider any exceptional arrangements.

Classes, packages and tours

All antenatal classes and tours and drop-in sessions are cancelled until further notice. This includes:

  • All tours of our facilities
  • All antenatal parent education classes
  • Birth preparation classes
  • Early pregnancy drop-in tours of the maternity units
  • Baby massage classes
  • Breastfeeding classes

We are also currently not able to offer our private postnatal community packages.  Please call the Lindo Wing or the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward at Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital if you have any concerns.

Cord blood collection

We have taken to decision to temporarily suspended cord blood collection until further notice (with the exception of specific requests from the NHS Blood and Transplant service).

Contact details

Please see the Mum & Baby app for helpful information about pregnancy and our maternity services.

If you have any questions about your care, please contact the Lindo Wing by calling 02 033 121 608 or the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward on 02 033 131 466.

This page will be kept up-to-date regularly with the current advice. We thank you for your understanding at this time.