Maternity

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:

A home birth service is available dependent upon an individual assessment and neonatal services at Conquest Hospital.

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.

Conquest Hospital

Eastbourne DGH

Accordion

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a new national campaign on 20th September aimed at raising awareness of the CQC amongst women who are pregnant, planning to have a baby are looking to be 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 for them, and that CQC resources – inspection reports and rating, are here to help them 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: www.cqc.org.uk/yourbirthplan

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
(01424) 755255

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
(01323) 417400