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Maternity Day Unit


Maternity Day Unit


Contact details

Telephone: 01604 545435

Opening times: Monday – Friday 08.30 – 21.00 and Saturday and Sunday 08.30 – 16.30

We now have a direct number for any women who have any queries about their antenatal appointments.  You can call us on 01604 523364 Monday-Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

How to find us

The unit is in area L of the hospital, opposite the eye department.. The nearest car park is car park 4. Once you have entered the hospital, follow the signs for Maternity Day Unit.

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MDU exists to assist in the care of women with complications in pregnancy. One of its most important roles is the availability of day care facilities for women who would otherwise require hospital admission to supervise this pregnancy. Antenatal day care enables most women with pregnancy complications to avoid hospital admission until delivery. We also see women over 20 weeks gestation through the telephone maternity triage system, 07887 566489.

Diabetic Service – MDU runs several GTT clinics per week determining the diagnosis of Gestation Diabetes. For those women with Gestational Diabetes MDU work in collaboration with the diabetes team to offer further care.

Midwife Led Ultrasound Clinics – There are now 5 Midwife Sonographers within the department who offer third trimester scanning for presentation and growth. These appointments are accessed through the Community team.

MDU is midwife led but we do have 5 different High Risk Consultant clinics that run on various days of the week.

What should I bring to my appointment?

All you will need is your pregnancy notes unless you have been told otherwise.

How much time should I allow before my appointment?

You may need to allow extra time for parking.

About the team

MDU has a team of midwives with special interest in caring for women with pregnancy complications and other support staff for clinical and administration services. Maria Maclaren-Love is the Senior Midwife in charge. The high risk pregnancy clinics are run by Mr Von Widekind, Mr Aldrich, Mrs Anthony, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Datta.


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