Having a baby is an important event for women and their families. We aim to ensure that the whole childbirth experience is comfortable and relaxed. Our Maternity services provide a full range of antenatal education, pregnancy, labour and postnatal care to women and their families and accommodates approximately 6,200 births per year.
Changes are happening in Maternity
As part of the BEH Clinical Strategy the intention is to improve quality and safety to meet the standards recommended by Healthcare for London for maternity services across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.
The key change is that deliveries will not happen at Chase Farm Hospital after November, although women will be able to have antenatal and postnatal care at the hospital. Women due to give birth in November are being booked for Barnet Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital from mid-April.
These changes should not impact on choice, as women may choose a home birth or the Edgware Birthing Centre and all women will continue to be able to choose other providers which could include West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Whittington Health, Royal Free Hospital or University College Hospital.
Choices for place of birth
- Consultant Led Unit - Barnet Hospital
- Consultant Led Unit - Chase Farm Hospital
- Midwifery Led Unit - Barnet Hospital
- Edgware Birth Centre
- Ridgeway Birth Centre
- Home Birth
We also provide an extensive community midwifery service, made up of ten geographical based teams of midwives, offering a full range of pregnancy, labour and postnatal care. The community midwifery service provides a 24-hour on call service, caring for clients choosing home births. They also support the midwifery teams in the Midwifery Led Units and Birth Centres.
Booking to have a baby at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
If you are a woman you can arrange to have your baby at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by completing the Self Referral Form and returning it by email, fax, post or hand delivering to any of our antenatal clinic venues. You can also book with us directly by calling 020 8375 1254.
If you are a GP you can refer by completing the GP Referral Form and returning it by email, fax or post.
Maternity changes documents
“During my three days stay, I didn't meet one unfriendly employee. Everyone was so experienced, nice and helpful, which made the experience of giving birth less stressful.”More patient comments from NHS Choices
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