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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 screening

Services are provided at:

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

Please ask your midwife about local antenatal classes. These are available from 28 weeks into your pregnancy.

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.

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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