Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital – maternity

World-renowned maternity hospital Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea offers an excellent level of care for women and their babies through specialist obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives – an expert team working together within a single unit.

We offer a unique model of consultant-led care in partnership with a dedicated team of experienced midwives to provide continuity of care throughout your pregnancy and one-to-one care in labour and birth. This means that from your first appointment you get to know your consultant and the midwives who will be involved in your care. Our philosophy of care is to ensure that women receive personalised care plans and a choice of place and type of birth, to help facilitate a positive experience for women and their birth partners.

Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital has a nationally celebrated centre for fetal care and has a long history of clinical excellence. The hospital is well equipped to deal with all pregnancies, from straightforward deliveries through to multiple and complex births, with two fully equipped operating theatres adjacent to the labour ward and high-dependency care facilities should babies need any additional support.

Being conveniently located next door to Hammersmith Hospital, patients at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital have the reassurance of a wealth of back-up medical support services in all medical specialisms on site, 24 hours a day.

Whether your birth is expected to be straightforward or complex, you can be confident that our service gives you the opportunity to be cared for by some of the best consultants and midwives in the country.

The Sir Stanley Clayton ward is a private antenatal and postnatal ward. The Sir Stanley Clayton package includes:

  • Regular appointments from the one to one midwifery team throughout your pregnancy
  • All blood tests and antenatal assessments. Ultrasound scans are also included in midwifery-led packages
  • Individual labour and birth discussions during up to three appointments from 36 weeks, involving an in-depth discussion of your birth plan
  • A 24-hour on-call service, where you can discuss your queries with our midwifery team
  • Your own continuity of care team; a dedicated team of midwives on-hand during the birth
  • Guidance on how to look after your baby, postnatally and beyond

Upon arrival to Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, your midwife will welcome you into The Sir Stanley Clayton Ward and help you settle in to your room. You will then be taken up to the labour ward or birth centre in preparation for labour and birth, depending on what’s been decided for your birth plan. Once your newborn has been delivered, the midwife will arrange for you, and your newborn, to return back to a private en suite room in the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward for your postnatal stay.

The rooms in The Sir Stanley Clayton Ward are designed to make you feel at home. The private rooms are equipped with reclining chairs for your birth partner’s comfort. Other facilities available, to ensure you have an enjoyable stay, include satellite TVs and a free WiFi network. Please note that The Sir Stanley Clayton Ward is separate from all delivery suites at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. The Stanley Clayton Ward provides antenatal and postnatal care. Every package includes additional support from our midwifery team while in Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital’s delivery suite.

We will be with you every step of the way as you journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

outstanding CQC rating for maternityMaternity services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, including private services at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, have been rated as outstanding by Care Quality Commission inspectors in the Trust’s 2019 inspection report,  the first outstanding rating for a maternity service in London.

You can read the full CQC report here

We offer a tailored approach to maternity care, with a range of options and packages to suit your preference and budget


With a team of world-class obstetric consultants to choose from, you can be certain to find the right expert to support you through your maternity and birth

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Our dedicated team of midwives are available 24 hours a day to support you through your pregnancy and birth

Midwife-led care

Being linked to a major NHS hospital means our team has the expertise and capacity to respond quickly to any complication, offering the best chance of the safe delivery of your baby. With 24/7 emergency care facilities on site, you can have peace of mind that you are in the best place for both mother and baby.

Support services

We offer antenatal support including antenatal classes to give parents-to-be peace of mind. Discover more about our antenatal education and support.

Antenatal care & support

Our care doesn’t stop once your baby has been born. Find out more about our postnatal care packages and the additional baby checks on offer to give you total peace of mind.

Post-natal care

Book a tour

If you would like to visit Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital before making your choice, we would be delighted to show you around. We are able to offer flexible tour times with a member of our maternity team throughout the week. These tours are designed to give you the opportunity to learn more about our maternity facilities and ask any questions you and your partner may have.

Please contact us in advance to book a slot. Email: imperial.stanleyclaytonward@nhs.net Telephone: +44 (0)20 3313 1466

Non-invasive prenatal testing

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is available to patients privately at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. This is a technique for prenatal screening for Downs Syndrome (trisomy 21) as well as other abnormalities like trisomy 13 and 18.

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Alternative choices

The Lindo Wing Maternity

How to find us

Sir Stanley Clayton Ward
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS

If you would like further information about Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea maternity services:

  Administration office: +44 (0)20 3313 1466
Visiting hours: 09.00 to 22.00 – partners may visit at any time