Welcome to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Maternity Services. Around 6000 babies are born in this Trust per year and we strive to provide women and families with best possible experience of pregnancy and childbirth. We hope that you will find all the information you will require throughout your pregnancy journey on our website, however should you have any questions please contact us.
If you are pregnant and wish to have your care with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust please refer yourself using our Maternity Self-referral form.
We aim to reply to your referral within 14 working days. Please note we are experiencing a high number of referrals and therefore there is currently a slight delay. We are working hard to respond to you as soon as possible.
Out of area referrals temporarily suspended
Unfortunately, due to increased demand on our maternity services, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend out of area referrals.
Pregnancy and planning for the arrival of your baby is an exciting time so we understand this news will be disappointing for many women and we are very sorry, however this action is necessary to ensure the safety of the women and families we care for.
Other birthing choices available in Kent and Medway can be found on the Bump Birth and Beyond website – https://kentandmedwaylms.nhs.uk/ If you live outside of these areas then please visit your local NHS Trust’s website to see what other options are available to you.
We would like to reassure you that our decision will be kept under regular review and we will inform you of any changes at the earliest opportunity.
If you are unsure whether you live in MTW’s maternity services catchment area, please contact the midwifery booking team – email@example.com
Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding as well as your support over the recent months.
If you wish to transfer your care to us from another Trust, for example if you are moving house, we ask that you do so as early in your pregnancy as possible. This provides us with enough time to ensure that we are able to meet your care needs and preferences, whilst keeping you and your baby safe. It may be helpful for you to look at the options available throughout your pregnancy, including where to give birth before you meet your midwife.
We endorse the use of the Baby Buddy App during pregnancy that you can access for free here.
Main hospital switchboard: 01892 823535
For urgent clinical concerns: contact the Maternity unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital on 01892 633500. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For non-clinical queries: contact the Midwifery Liaison Office on 01892 638158. This line is available Monday to Friday 0830-1600.
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