Every London NHS maternity service as rated by health regulator

When planning for the momentous occasion that is bringing a baby into the world, it’s important to know you are in safe hands, where to go when labour starts and what to expect when you get there. For expectant parents, welcoming their child into their family is one of the most significant moments of their life.

The majority of mothers will give birth in hospital, often under the same service that does all their check-ups, scans and tests during their pregnancy. But how do you know which hospital to choose and where to go?

London’s maternity services are split into five areas: East, North Central, North West, South West and South East. Almost every health care setting, including all hospitals, are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission. The inspectors rate every hospital as well as every individual service as either inadequate, requires improvement, good or outstanding.

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MyLondon has located each of London’s NHS hospital maternity services, and has found out the rating for every one so that you know where is best for you to give birth in your area.

East London

The Royal London Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Tower Hamlets

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Homerton University Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Outstanding

Borough: Hackney

Find out more here.

Newham University Hospital

Maternity rating: Requires improvement

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Newham

Find out more here.

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Waltham Forest

Find out more here.

Queen’s Hospital

Maternity rating: Requires improvement

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Havering

Find out more here.

North Central London

North Middlesex University Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Enfield

Find out more here.

The Whittington Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Islington

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Royal Free Hospital

Maternity rating: Requires improvement

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Camden

Find out more here.

University College London Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Camden

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North West London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Outstanding

Borough: Kensington & Chelsea

Find out more here.

Hillingdon Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Inadequate

Borough: Hillingdon

Find out more here.

Northwick Park Hospital

Maternity rating: Requires improvement

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Harrow

Find out more here.

Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

Maternity rating: Outstanding

Overall hospital rating: Outstanding

Borough: Hammersmith & Fulham

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St Mary’s Hospital

Maternity rating: Outstanding

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: City of Westminster

Find out more here.

West Middlesex University Hospital

Maternity rating: Outstanding

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Hounslow

Find out more here.

South East London

St. Thomas’ Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Lambeth

Find out more here.

King’s College Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Lambeth

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University Hospital Lewisham

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Lewisham

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Princess Royal University Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Bromley

Find out more here.

South West London

St George’s Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Wandsworth

Find out more here.

Kingston Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Kingston-upon-Thames

Find out more here.

Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Sutton

Find out more here.

Croydon University Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Requires improvement

Borough: Croydon

Find out more here.

Epsom General Hospital

Maternity rating: Good

Overall hospital rating: Good

Borough: Epsom

Find out more here.

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