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Maternity Services

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides midwifery care to women living in and around York, North Yorkshire and the East coast.

Click on the links below to find out more about our maternity units and contact details:


You're pregnant - what next?

Congratulations on your pregnancy, you should now make an appointment with your GP to book with a midwife. If you are not registered with a GP or are having difficulty getting an appointment please click here for more information.


Antenatal classes

If you are a first time mum ask your midwife about local antenatal classes.

You can also access our online ante natal classes for a tour of our maternity units at York and Scarborough Hospitals including what to bring, what to expect in labour and advice from our infant feeding coordinator.


Home birth

If you have a straightforward pregnancy and both you and the baby are well, you might choose to give birth at home. Please speak to your midwife about this option or attend one of the Trust's home birth information sessions hosted by midwives. For more information about the sessions click here or download our leaflet which explains more about home birth. 


Useful information and support groups

Follow this link to our information page for details of local groups, what to bring into hospital, maternity patient leaflets, help with breastfeeding and useful websites.


Better Births and the Local Maternity System

The Better Births report has set out a vision for maternity services across England to become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly. 

The Trust is part of a developing Local Maternity System called Humber, Coast and Vale that offers choice where to have your care and give birth. This includes York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Hull. Click here to find out more


Useful Links

Perinatal Institute

"Visit our online antenatal classes and listen to support and advice from our own midwives"

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.