Maternity

If you have any concerns around your pregnancy please call our Triage Helpline
Tel: 0300 131 5341

We care for women and their babies, during pregnancy, labour, birth and up until one month after birth.

Our midwives provide midwifery-led care in a number of settings, including local General Practitioner (GP) surgeries, children’s centres and within our hospitals at:

Over 6,000 outpatient appointments take place each year within the department and our hospitals are teaching hospitals so we involve students with all aspects of care.

Your experience of pregnancy and birth really matters to us, and we will do all we can to provide the best possible care for you, your partner and your baby, within the hospital, community and home settings.

We are committed to personalised care and will try to meet your wishes so far as it is safely possible.

These pages provide general information about our services and include video tours of Conquest Hospital Maternity Unit and Eastbourne Midwifery Unit which guide you through your pregnancy journey.

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Following a further review of midwifery staffing, we are very pleased to announce that EMU is open for births.

Homebirths
We are continuing to experience some staffing challenges so there is a small chance that we won’t be able to provide cover for home births.  This may be if more than one home birth is happening at the same time, but we will do our very best to facilitate this service as much as possible.

Please telephone our triage line when you think you are in labour.  The midwife you speak to will be able to make an initial assessment over the phone and arrange for you to be seen for assessment in EMU, at home or at Conquest Hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

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Obstetric and Gynaecology Consultants and SAS doctors

Ms Russul Abdul Ghani

Associate Specialist - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Sze Chan

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr David Chui

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr Elhami Ebeid

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr Hosam El Halwagy

Consultant - Urogynaecologist and Urogynaecology Unit Lead

Dr Bahei Mahmoud Zaki Elbahei Desouki

Specialty Doctor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Nidhal Jabbur

Associate Specialist - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Nirmala Murthy

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ms Mini Nair

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr Dexter Pascall

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Nicole Roberts

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Kerry Sargant

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Hossein Shafie-Pour

Specialty Doctor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Padma Sriram

Specialty Doctor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Nalini Subashchandran

Specialty Doctor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Angeli Thallon

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Basirat Towobola

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Uro-gynae)

Mr Waleed Yousef

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr Jamal Zaidi

Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Seema Zulfikar

Specialty Doctor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics telephone directory

HospitalTelephone number
Conquest Hospital

0300 131 4945
0300 131 4944
0300 131 4946

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 12pm and 2pm and 4pm

Eastbourne DGH

0300 131 4771
0300 131 4775
0300 131 4500
0300 131 5482

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

Conquest Hospital

Eastbourne DGH

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the CQC amongst women who are pregnant, planning to have a baby, are looking to become pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England. They want more women to be aware that if they’re pregnant and choosing where to have a baby, they should be able to choose the right birth plan, and that CQC resources – inspection reports and rating, are there to help make that decision.

Consumer research the CQC recently commissioned has highlighted low awareness among new mothers of their inspection reports and the information they can provide on the quality of care provided by maternity services across the country.

The CQC objectives are to encourage more women to:

  • Use the free, independent CQC inspection reports to compare maternity services near them
  • If they’ve recently had a baby to share their experiences with CQC, whether good or bad

More information about the CQC campaign can be found on their web page:

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
0300 131 4500

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
0300 131 4500