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York Hospital Maternity Services


Maternity services, including antenatal, delivery and postnatal care are delivered from York Hospital, Selby Hospital, Malton Hospital and in the community.

Most antenatal care is provided in the community by your named midwife. Screening for Downs Syndrome, a dating scan and triple test is offered to all women as early as possible in the pregnancy.


  • Community Midwifery
  • Antenatal Care
  • Antenatal Education
  • Antenatal Day Services
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Delivery
  • Labour Ward Triage
  • Postnatal Care
  • Antenatal Scanning
  • Antenatal Screening

Services are provided at:

The Maternity Unit

  • The Labour Ward has ten labour/birthing rooms, two birthing pool rooms, and two obstetric theatres.
  • Ward G3 is an antenatal ward of 12 beds which includes four induction or early labour rooms.
  • Ward G2 is a postnatal ward consisting of 20 beds and 20 cots.

Community Midwifery

Care is provided by teams of midwives, some of who come into the unit to maintain their professional skills. Opportunities are available for hospital-based midwives to undertake a rotational period to community if they so wish.

Antenatal Day Service

We provide an antenatal clinic and day unit at York Hospital. Antenatal ultrasound is part of this facility.

An antenatal clinic is held every Monday at Selby War Memorial Hospital where antenatal scanning facilities and a screening service is also available.

Antenatal classes

If you are a first time mum ask your midwife about local antenatal classes which you can access from 28 pregnant.

Antenatal classes produced by our own staff are now available on our website for you, your family and friends to share at any time during your pregnancy. We hope they will answer many of your questions about your pregnancy and birth at York Hospital. Please remember your community midwife or staff in the maternity unit are always available if you have any concerns and need to speak to someone. Click here to view our classes.


For further information on self funded hypnobirthing courses please contact Karen Aston Martin via email

The Maternity Unit is based on the Ground Floor, York Hospital

Junction 4
Antenatal Day Services

Junction 5
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit

Junction 8
Labour Ward
Delivery Suite
Maternity Triage
G2 & G3


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Information and updates about our services can be found on this website here.

As of Wednesday 21 October, after reviewing the guidance for visiting as set out by NHSE, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to suspend visiting to all of our sites, with immediate effect.  We have taken this decision to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to protect vulnerable patients and ensure staff safety.  As soon as it possible to safely relax the visiting restrictions we will do so

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here