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Sir stanley clayton ward at queen charlotte hospital

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londonMum16 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:57:07

Hi,
Looking to have a baby (probably midwifery led care) at queen charlotte (stanley clayton ward) can anyone tell me how the private wing there compares to the lindo wing and the portland?

HorseyHanna Wed 05-Oct-16 19:05:55

Isn't Stanley Clayton post-natal only? As in you can stay there as a private patient after birth but you'd have an NHS delivery on either the labour ward or midwife unit. I could be wrong though but thought Imperial private births are Lindo Wing only.

londonMum16 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:38:30

Thanks- i will have toclarify with them as they are charging over 7 grand for a midwifery led private birth so want to be sure what it is they are offering. Thank you

HorseyHanna Wed 05-Oct-16 21:16:10

Check whether they meant at St Mary's. If I recall correctly the number for private care on the Imperial website defaults to the Lindo Wing.

Julybaby777 Tue 20-Dec-16 20:15:46

Hi londonMum16. Just wondering if you managed to find out about this? I am due in July and currently researching private midwife-led care options in London. Any intel you have would be most gratefully received!

londonMum16 Tue 20-Dec-16 20:52:17

So you deliver on the same ward as nhs but if you go for private option you have private midwife or consultant to deliver you depending on wether youve gone for consultant led or midwide led.

alicealice123 Wed 24-May-17 14:13:00

What does everybody think of this?
£7 seems quite steep to pay for effectively an NHS ward with a private midwife.
Does anybody have any experiences of delivering this way and can share?

ladydanger Sat 07-Jul-18 00:28:44

Does anybody have any recent experience of this they could share?

ghislaine Wed 11-Jul-18 12:55:37

Have you been in contact with the ward? Done a tour? That seems to me to be the way to get your questions answered. I toured it about seven years ago when expecting my first, but we then moved and I ended up at the Portland instead due to insurance co reasons.

When I toured it was a fully private ward with its own midwifery and consultant staff. £7k is probably about right for a midwife-led birth (if that's total pregnancy, delivery and post-natal care). I just checked and at the Portland it's £8k commencing from the 30th week (£8600 from the 20th week).

ghislaine Wed 11-Jul-18 13:02:50

This looks helpful:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CE9c1VnV_Y

And their brochure states this:
All our packages of care include:
• Individualised one to one midwifery care throughout
• All routine midwife antenatal appointments
• Individual birth rehearsal and preparation consultation [two hours]
• Three antenatal classes covering labour and post birth
• Routine blood tests
• Routine scans
• Routine medications and dressings
• Private standard room with en suite accommodation for you and a partner after the baby is born – first night only
• All meals, including partner meals
• Midwifery care throughout postnatal stay in hospital
• Overnight nursery care
• Postnatal physiotherapy advice.

I would say from this that it's still a fully private service, not the NHS with a private midwife.

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