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Antenatal ward

Caring for people who are having complications with their pregnancy

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Your stay on our antenatal ward

We are an antenatal ward. We have 19 beds.

Visitor information

Speak to the nurse-in-charge for up-to-date information on visiting.

Our welcome pack

To help make your stay as comfortable as possible, we can give you toiletries if you need them.

We will give you a welcome booklet telling you:

  • what to expect during your stay
  • what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital

Ward rounds

When you come into hospital, you will be under the care of a consultant and a team of doctors. Your team will see you every morning during their ward rounds, which usually start at 9am. The meeting your ward team page has more information about the general ward routine.

There will be a new team of midwives at the start of every nursing shift. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to a member of the nursing team.

All staff caring for you will introduce themselves to you and will be wearing an ID badge.


Meals are served in the day room. If you are on bedrest meals will be brought to your bedside. Mealtimes are:

  • breakfast, 8:15am
  • lunch, midday
  • dinner, 6pm

You can choose your lunch and dinner each day. Your options include:

  • hot
  • cold
  • vegetarian
  • soft diet

If you have any other dietary needs, please tell ward staff as early as possible during your stay. 

We have a protected mealtime policy between:

  • midday and 12:30pm
  • 6pm and 6:30pm

This is so you can eat your meals without interruption. Visitors can stay with you if you need their help to eat or drink.

Hot drinks are available at all times. They are free for patients. We ask visitors to make a small donation.

We also provide mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Our meals page has more information.

Using your mobile phone

You can use your mobile phone on the ward. Please respect other patients while using it, especially when they are asleep. Please make sure that it is kept on silent at all times.

Facilities on the ward

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use. Please keep it clean.

We hold daily breastfeeding information classes in the day room, and often run parent education classes on Thursdays.

There is a television, radio and phone service at your hospital bed.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 0676 and 020 7188 0677

Antenatal services

For more information about our antenatal services, visit our antenatal service pages.

How to find us

St Thomas' Hospital
7th floor, North Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH


From the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 7th floor and follow signs for the antenatal ward.

Accessibility information for the antenatal ward.

Last updated: May 2024

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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