At The Portland Hospital we are dedicated to providing our patients with full postnatal support. Patients will be looked after by a team of specialists dedicated to mothers and babies' first days post-delivery.

Your postnatal stay

Your private, en suite postnatal room is where you and your baby will recuperate after the birth.

Our dedicated midwives, nursery nurses and healthcare assistants are on hand day and night to allow you time to rest and to support you with caring for your baby. We also provide a bed for your birth partner to stay with you for the duration of your stay.

To help you recover as quickly as possible, our therapy support services are delivered on-site by a friendly team of physiotherapists. Following your delivery, we offer specialised advice on postnatal care and physical recovery, supported by an optional physiotherapy outpatient review after 6-8 weeks to ensure that you are recovering well and to help advance your exercise plan.

All of our midwives are fully trained to support breastfeeding. In addition, you will have access to our dedicated lactation specialists who can support and help you establish your breastfeeding routine.

Our gallery of the postnatal ward

View our gallery featuring The Portland Hospital's postnatal ward and the different rooms we have available.

Room service

There is 24-hour room service available, offering a variety of nutritious meals and our catering team can provide for most dietary needs.

Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is freshly prepared by our chefs and delivered to your room by our room service team. This service is complimentary for you, and breakfast is complimentary for your birthing partner. We also offer a ‘Light Bites’ menu that is available 24 hours a day.

If you would like us to prepare a meal not shown on the menu, our hotel services manager would be delighted to see if we can arrange alternative options wherever possible according to your dietary requirements.

Infant hearing screening and newborn baby check

We advise all new parents to have a newborn baby check with a paediatrician / resident medical officer and a hearing test with one of our specialist hearing screeners. You will be asked to sign a consent form before we test your baby.

The newborn check provides a full examination and assessment of your baby, to detect conditions that are not easily identified during pregnancy and which may affect your baby’s health. It is also a good opportunity for you to ask our consultant paediatricians any questions you may have about your baby’s medical care. We’ll ask you to sign a consent form to enable us to perform this check on your baby.

Discharge - transfer of care to the NHS

Once you have been discharged, your care will pass back to your local NHS trust. Our ward staff will ensure your discharge summary is sent to your local community midwives and they will continue you and baby's care thereafter.  Please note all packages include a six-week postnatal check for mum.

Urgent care

Our Urgent Care Centre at The Portland Hospital is open from 8.00am-8.00pm Monday to Sunday. The UCC provides your baby with rapid access to our rota of leading paediatricians, urgent care doctors and specialist nurses, with treatment for non life-threatening medical needs and minor conditions.

Paediatric service

Our paediatric consultants are among the very best in the world, specialising in the treatment of children and adolescents aged 0-18 with common and complex conditions, including:

  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Craniofacial and plastics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT conditions
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • General paediatric care
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric newborn baby and development checks
  • Spinal and scoliosis
  • Urology and nephrology

Contact The maternity team

Do you have some questions about our maternity care? You can contact us by phone or email and we'll be happy to help.

020 7390 6068
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