Welcome to Countess of Chester Hospital Maternity Services
For current information about COVID-19, including advice about appointments, vaccination advice, our recommendations for rapid lateral flow testing and our hospital's visiting policy, please see our COVID-19 information. If you are worried about you or your baby’s wellbeing, please contact our maternity team on Central Labour Suite (24 hours a day) 01244 365026 or 01244 365028.
We are proud to offer high-quality maternity services with a person-centred focus. We support approximately 2300 expectant families a year who come to us from across Chester, Ellesmere Port and the surrounding areas including North Wales.
We provide maternity care in community settings and at the Countess of Chester Hospital. We offer a wide variety of services including midwifery led care, for those with uncomplicated pregnancies, and specialist services for those with more complex needs who require a multi professional approach. Your care will be provided by staff that strive to reflect our trust values of being safe, kind and effective in everything that we do. We look forward to supporting you and your baby during this special time.
Our goal is for you to feel informed and empowered during your pregnancy, labour, birth, and postnatal period, so your experience is the very best it can be. Our job is to provide you with all of the information you need to make the right decisions for yourself and your care. To help you make decisions about your options, choices, and preferences our clinical guidelines. are available for you to access to help you understand our recommended pathways of care.
If you would like to have your baby with us, please ring our booking line on 01244 363487 and leave your name, date of birth, telephone number, address, and what language you prefer to speak if it is not English. Our team will then contact you within one week (Monday-Friday) to make an appointment for you to see a midwife. We encourage you to do this as early as possible to ensure your first screening and ultrasound appointment is not delayed. You do not need to see your GP first.
What can you expect from your midwives?
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