Maternity services

Just found out you are pregnant?


Please complete the online self-referral form below with as much detail as possible. A midwife will contact you to arrange your maternity screening tests and first appointment as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to meeting you and giving you the best care that we can through your maternity journey.

While we will not hold any of your information on our website, Surrey and Sussex NHS Foundation Trust cannot be held responsible for the security of your personal information sent by email that is open to interception and alteration.

Please take the time to review the resources below that will give you information on healthy early pregnancy and the screening tests that you should expect.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please click here for the latest advice about infection and pregnancy.

Home birth service

Due to the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19, we are very sorry that we have temporarily suspended our home birth service. Women booked in to birth at home have been written to directly with further details.

We understand that this will be a great disappointment for some people.  Please be assured that a safe birth is at the centre of every decision made throughout this period of re-adjustment within the maternity service.

We understand that the decision to plan a homebirth was really important to some people and we want to reassure them that giving birth in the maternity unit will follow the same guidance that our homebirth midwives would have followed.  To this end, we would encourage them to bring in everything they feel they need to make the birth environment as close to home as possible.  We still want people to have a positive birth experience, despite this change and continue to empower women to take responsibility for the environment they birth in by adjusting the lighting, playing music, using oils etc.

The local homebirth support group will be holding an online meeting on Zoom for women and their partners to share any concerns and ask questions.  Details of this are in the letter sent to women affected.

These are unprecedented times and we will be reviewing this on a daily basis with a view to reinstating this service as soon as it is safe to do so.


Infant feeding information

Breastfeeding support during COVID-19 Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative statement on infant feeding during the Covid-19 outbreak

Watch a tour of our maternity unit

Download a transcript of the video

The maternity unit for all of the SASH geographical area is based at East Surrey Hospital. Last year, the maternity team cared for around 5,000 women and was the location for 4,500 births making it one of the busiest maternity units in the area. The service provides antenatal, intrapartum (labour and birth) and postnatal care, delivered by 128 midwives and supported by a team of obstetric and gynaecological consultants.

Midwifery key contact information

Maternity triage: 01737 231 764

To leave a non-urgent messages with your local community team please see below.

Out of Area for Antenatal clinic – 

Surrey Community Team – 01737 768511 ext 6822

Horsham Community Team – 01403 227017

​Crawley Community Team – 01293 600 300 ext 3631

Surrey Maple Community Team –

Sussex Maple Community Team –

Evergreen (Elective Cesarean Births) –

For general enquirers please email

Neonatal unit: 01737 231 765

Bump to Birth clinic

Bumps to Birth temporarily cancelled

bump to birth clinic at East Surrey Hospital

Visiting within maternity has changed

  • One birth partner only
  • Postnatally no visitors, other than birth partner
  • No siblings
  • Community antenatal and postnatal clinics please attend alone and if necessary please only bring one other person. Absolutely no children.

Would you like to know more about the choices you have on where you give birth? Come along to the Bump to Birth clinic to learn about the different birth options and help you make the choice that is right for you.

Join us for a cuppa and a chat and meet our team. The clinic is held on the last Saturday of each month, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, in the Birth Centre training room, East Surrey Hospital. Booking is highly recommended. To confirm your place please email

Midwifery key contacts

Michelle Cudjoe
Head of midwifery
Divisional chief nurse for women and children’s health
tel. 01737 768 511
x 6819/6435
Denise Newman
Deputy head of midwifery
Maternity matron
tel. 01737 768 511
x 6898
Elizabeth Hamilton
Maternity matron
tel. 01737 768 511
x 6898
Adaline Smith
Matron for Birth Centre
tel. 01737 768 511
Sian Dudgeon
Matron for antenatal services
Miranda Johnson
Matron for community and antenatal screening

More information

Maternity triage patient information leaflet





Pregnancy and postnatal mental wellbeing leaflet Sussex and East Surrey IAPT Infomation Leaflet

Video: Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


“I would like to single out a midwife at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey. The care, compassion, kindness and professionalism shown to my wife and I, and then to our newly born son, was first class. (She) is a credit to her profession and a lovely person. Her care made the birth of a son a very special event and something we will never forget.”