Coronavirus: Latest information for private patients

Imperial Private Healthcare is part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and our private patient units have made changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and visitors.

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.

Coronavirus update for fertility patients

To protect our patients, staff and visitors, we have closed most services at the Wolfson Fertility Clinic temporarily. We are continually monitoring this situation – please continue to visit our website for the most up to date information.

If you are affected by this decision, we will contact you by phone or email.

All patients who are on a cancer pathway will continue their treatment.

If you are mid-IVF cycle a member of our team will contact by phone or email to discuss when your treatment can resume.

If you have any questions please call 020 3313 4411 to speak with a member of the team or email imperial.wfcadmin@nhs.net

Key changes for maternity services:

Maternity appointments

To continue to provide safe care during the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to make some changes to our procedures for scans and antenatal appointments. These changes are temporary and we will review them on an ongoing basis:

  • We will contact you to discuss any changes to your upcoming appointment, otherwise please attend as planned.
  • You may be offered a phone or video consultation to replace your upcoming appointment, but we will discuss this with you first.
  • Currently, women need to attend their antenatal appointments unaccompanied – this means without their birth partners or children.
  • Birth partners can however attend your 12-week dating scan and others deemed appropriate by your consultant for clinical reasons. Please discuss this with your consultant.

Please contact your consultant obstetrician or midwife directly to discuss your individual circumstances and we will review any requests on a case by case basis.

Maternity visiting guidelines

You may have your birthing partner with you throughout your labour and delivery. Your 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 or the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward. 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 or the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward on 02 033 131 466.

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.

Booking is also now open for our new virtual antenatal education classes with our leading midwifery team at the Lindo Wing. Find out more.

However, all tours and drop-in sessions are currently cancelled, including all tours of our facilities and early pregnancy drop-in tours of the maternity units.

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.