Having your baby at Newham Hospital

Having your baby at Newham Hospital

Coronavirus update

Please note this information is relevant as of 9.5.2022

At Newham Hospital, we remain committed to providing you with outstanding care, and have dedicated staff working hard to ensure you have a safe and positive experience of pregnancy and birth. Maternity staff cannot work from home as we need to care for you and your baby throughout the antenatal, labour and postnatal period. We ask that you understand the challenging environment that we are working in and support us in what we are trying to achieve in caring for you during this time. 

Visiting guidance

Delivery Suite & Birth Centre 

Two birth partners for labour and birth. No children in these wards. 

Antenatal and postnatal wards 

Women and birthing people can have two adults visiting at one time between 8am and 8pm. These two people don't have to be the birth partners, and can swap. Overnight, between 8pm and 8am, one person can stay with the woman/birthing person - we would prefer this person not to swap throughout the night. No children can be on the antenatal and postnatal wards.  

Maternity Triage & MAU 

One adult can accompany women and birthing people. We continue to encourage people to make alternative childcare arrangements and not to bring their children with them. 

Outpatient appointments 

Two people can accompany women and birthing people to outpatient appointments, such as booking, antenatal and scan appointments. We continue to encourage people to make alternative childcare arrangements and not to bring their children with them, but children can accompany in special circumstances. 


Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) Latest Guidance on Covid-19 Vaccinations

You can also find information on vaccination guidance here:  RCOG Covid Vaccination Information & Decision Aid - July 2021.pdf [pdf] 624KB

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) COVID-19 Advice for Pregnant Women

NHS Pregnancy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Choosing our hospital

Welcome to our maternity service at Newham Hospital. We help to deliver around 5,500 babies a year, making us one of the busiest maternity units in the country.  We are very proud of our service and we are committed to providing high quality maternity care.

We provide care at Newham Hospital, Barking Community Hospital and in the community to women who live in the London boroughs of Newham, Barking, Havering and Redbridge, however we do also welcome women from outside these boroughs.

All of the staff you meet during your care with us should introduce themselves and carry an identification badge. Please do not be afraid to ask for a person’s name or role if you do not know who they are.