Our services: Why choose us

CQC results

When you find out you are pregnant, you can choose where you want to receive your maternity care during pregnancy, birth and beyond; and you can change your mind at any stage.

Our vision statement

Our vision is to lead the way in providing first class, safe maternity care that offers choice, individualised continuity and that has the family at the heart of everything we do.

We will do this by working in partnership to provide outstanding maternity services that are evidence-based and in line with the recommendations of the national maternity review ‘Better Births’.

Working as a collaborative Local Maternity System, we will build trust and break down boundaries across our area. By doing this we aim to improve the clinical outcomes and care experience for women and families using our services.

Our service

At the Duchess of Kent Maternity Unit we believe in ensuring that women and their families experience a service that caters to her individualised needs using best evidence-led practice, in line with our Trust CARES values.

Our aim is to be the best maternity unit in the country providing excellence in care that women and staff are proud to be involved with. We will do this in partnership with women, staff, other health agencies and the wider community, to develop a service that is outstanding in its commitment to care.

We provide maternity support for up to 5,000 mothers and babies each year, providing all aspects of obstetric and midwifery care.

Our services include:

  • An 11-bedded delivery suite with two maternity theatres and recovery area
  • A four-bedded Midwifery Led Unit
  • Water birth facilities
  • A dedicated Homebirth Team
  • Maternity triage
  • A 13-bedded antenatal ward
  • 24 postnatal beds
  • A six-bedded Transitional Care Unit
  • Neonatal and Special Care Baby Unit
  • Maternity Day Assessment Unit
  • Community midwifery and obstetric services

We hope that you will have a straightforward pregnancy, but if you do experience any complications then you will have access to a wide range of experts who can provide specialist advice and care. Our team includes Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Specialist Midwife Nurses, Neonatologists and Anaesthetists. We will ensure that you are kept fully informed and treated with care and dignity at every stage of your journey.

The National Maternity Review 'Better Births'

Our commitment to improving maternity services (in partnership with the Northwest London Local Maternity System)

“For maternity services across England to become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly; where every woman has access to information to enable her to make decisions about her care; and where she and her baby can access support that is centred around their individual needs and circumstances.

"And for all staff to be supported to deliver care which is woman-centred, working in high performing teams, in organisations which are well led and in cultures which promote innovation, continuous learning and break down organisational and professional boundaries.”


Maternity staff

Anenatal Clinic
Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 279442