Coronavirus: Latest information for private patients

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

We have continued to provide outstanding care for private maternity and existing cancer patients, who will be informed of any changes to their treatment. We are now increasing the range of specialities we are able to treat in line with government guidance.

We have also invested in technology to allow us to provide more of our outpatient appointments via telemedicine.

If you are seeking private care, please call us on +44 (0)20 33117700 or email imperial.private.healthcare@nhs.net to make an enquiry. Alternatively, if you are an existing patient you can contact your consultant or their secretary directly.

Prior to your appointment you will be contacted by a member of our team with further information and to talk through the safety precautions that we’re taking in response to coronavirus.

Please visit ‘Coronavirus: latest information and advice’ for general information about hospital appointments, visiting restrictions, the safety precautions we are taking and more.

Key changes for maternity services are as follows:

Maternity 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
  • We are pleased to say that you can now bring your birthing partner to your scan appointment. Please discuss your scan appointments directly with your consultant obstetrician.

Maternity visiting guidelines

You may have your birthing partner with you throughout your labour and delivery. We are pleased to announce that we can also now welcome partners to visit the postnatal ward at any time and to stay overnight. The midwifery team will discuss visiting guidelines with you, to ensure we maintain the safety measures we have in place.

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. You can also call the Lindo Wing labour ward (24 hours) on 020 3312 1608.

Maternity classes, packages and tours

The Lindo Wing private postnatal community packages are now available to book. If you have any specific requests around individual packages please speak to the team.

We are also developing live small-group virtual antenatal education courses with our leading midwifery team at the Lindo Wing – please contact us to discuss individual options.

However all antenatal classes and tours and drop-in sessions are currently cancelled. 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

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

Cord blood collection has now resumed in our hospitals. Please ask your consultant or midwife for further information.

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 a member of our team at Lindo Wing by calling 02 033 126 224 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.