If you are more than six weeks pregnant you can now book your maternity care directly with Ashford and St Peter’s maternity services by completing our Maternity Self Referral Form.
We want you to enjoy your pregnancy and feel prepared to become a parent. Amongst the huge number of pregnancy resources available we recommend some to get you started.
Early Pregnancy Unit
You may been advised to attend our Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) because there is a possibility a problem may have arisen during the early stages of your pregnancy.
We have an extensive range of information leaflets, our YouTube Channel, recommended websites and advice on common concerns.
We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) for pregnant women and birthing people at St Peter’s Hospital and are very sorry if you are affected by this. Homebirths are unaffected and Entonox will continue to be available. The temporary suspension will begin from midday Thursday 30 March 2023, and we have taken this action to protect our staff who may have had extended exposure to Entonox within our maternity services, due to issues with ventilation. We are working hard to rectify the issues and aim to reinstate Entonox use as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we have a range of alternative pain relief options. Please speak to your midwife or contact our Call a Midwife Surrey Advice Line on 0300 123 5473.
CQC publishes report on maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital
In January 2023, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were visited by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), who carried out an unannounced focused inspection at St Peter’s Hospital as part of the national maternity inspection programme. The inspection was to look at how safe and well-led maternity services were.
Following the inspection, the CQC published a report on 29 March 2023. Our maternity service has been rated Inadequate.
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If you have any concerns about your maternity care, please contact us via our Maternity Help Line - 01784 884047 (open Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm) or Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) by calling 01932 723553 or emailing