Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Maternity Services

Croydon Health Services is the main provider of maternity care for local women and undertakes approximately 4,500 deliveries per year.

Midwives work in the hospital and in the community to provide an integrated service to women before, during and after labour.

For additional information click on the Maternity section of the website:

Referral Process

Women can access the maternity service directly using the form on the right of this page.

Service Address

Croydon University Hospital
London Road
Croydon CR7 7YE

Labour Ward
Phone: 020 8401 3179

Birth Centre
Phone: 020 8401 3169

Antenatal clinic clerks
Phone: 020 8401 3156

Fax: 020 8401 3595

Community Midwives Office
Phone: 020 8401 3171

Waiting Times

First antenatal appointment within two weeks of referral.

This service will be available via Choose and Book sometime during 2011 at which time GPs will be notified.

Service Leads

Sue Stock (interim) Head of Midwifery

Miss Hamid, Clinical Director

 

Breastfeeding support in Croydon 

The Croydon Breastfeeding Support Team work closely with the maternity services, with the aim to increase both the initiation of breastfeeding and its duration, through the provision of high quality evidence-based breastfeeding suppport services. 


We actively encourage pregnant women to attend any of the drop-ins we offer, and would be delighted if GPs could signpost women antenatally to our service.

 

Baby Cafes

We run five Baby Cafes, one on each week day.  These are based in children's centres and are facilitated by a health professional/lactation consultant.  They provide expert breastfeeding support, however you do not have to have a problem to attend.  Pregnant women welcome.

 

Mum2mum breastfeeding peer support programme

The Croydon Breastfeeding Support Team in the community offers enhanced support in New Addington, Fieldway and Waddon (areas identified as having low breastfeeding rates).  Local mothers, who have breastfed their own babies, have been trained as volunteer peer supporters to offer breastfeeding support and encouragement to other mothers in these areas.

Home visits to women, both antenatally and postnatally, can be offered within these enhanced peer support areas. 

Two breastfeeding peer support drop-ins take place every week - in Waddon and New Addington.  These are open to all pregnant or breastfeeding mothers wherever they live.

Waiting times

Mothers assessed by the team as requiring a home visit will usually be seen within two working days, however due to reduced capacity within the team this cannot always be guaranteed.

For more information please click here.

 

Contact details

The Croydon Breastfeeding Support Team/Mum2Mum Peer Support Programme can be contacted on: 

020 8714 2985 (answerphone available)


Referrals to Mum2Mum Peer Support Programme (women in New Addington, Fieldway, Waddon)

Email:  mhn-tr.mum2mum@nhs.net

Fax:     020 8714 2953

Phone: 020 8714 2985

 

CUS Breastfeeding Programme Lead

Melissa Callaghan

020 8714 2975

melissa.callaghan@croydonhealth.nhs.uk

Hospital Infant Feeding Team 

Jayne Dowsett

020 8401 3000, bleep 576

jayne.dowsett@croydonhealth.nhs.uk 

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