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Maternity Services

Our Service

We have two maternity departments based at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry/Londonderry and the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen:

  • Altnagelvin maternity department is a located in a modern-designed purpose-built unit in the South Wing of Altnagelvin Hospital, opened in February 2009.
  • The maternity department is located on the first floor of the state-of-the-art single room South West Acute Hospital outside Enniskillen.

The Trust also has community midwifery teams who provide services for women in the Limavady, Derry/Londonderry, Strabane, Omagh and Fermanagh localities.


As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test you can refer yourself directly for maternity care with your midwife in the Western Trust. Please complete the form below and leave the it at your Health Centre Reception. The Community Midwife will arrange an appointment for you and also notify your GP of your pregnancy.

Self-Referral Form

Paying Patient Form

Maternity Services Booklet

The Western Trust has a Maternity Services Booklet for expecting mums. Our maternity booklet is designed to give you information about your care during pregnancy, child birth and after your birth. We hope that you find this guide helpful as it will give you information on scans, birth plans, induction of labour, midwifery led unit, feeding your baby and much more. However please feel free to discuss any aspect of your care with our midwives and doctors, we are here to help. Click here to view our booklet.

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Further Resources


COVID 19 Arrangements for Maternity Services

Remember you can still contact your own Community Midwife on the number on the front of your Green Maternity Notes.

  • 24 hour 'Pregnancy Advice Line'

    During the COVID-19 pandemic Western Trust Maternity Services have set up a dedicated 24 hour phone line – “Pregnancy Advice Line” for you if you have any specific queries relating to your pregnancy and care.

    Altnagelvin Hospital – 028 7161 1412

    South West Acute Hospital – 028 6638 2175

  • Antenatal Clinic Appointments

    Following on from our latest update on Maternity Services, all routine antenatal appointments have now relocated from Ward 9 back to Clinic 1, Outpatients, Altnagelvin. .

    All consultant antenatal clinics in South West Acute Hospital are transferred to Omagh Hospital

  • Hospital Visiting
    Visiting in antenatal and postnatal wards (from 20/03/2023)
    • One partner may attend from 1:00PM to 9:00PM and can attend to collect mothers if ready to be discharges prior to 1:00PM.
    • Two people only may attend twice per day during normal visiting hours between 3:00PM – 4:00PM and 7:00PM – 8.30PM. In the event of overcrowding of multiple occupancy areas, visitors may be asked to rotate their visiting times to prevent overcrowding.
    • Babies and Children do not routinely visit. Exceptional circumstances should be discussed with the nurse in charge.
    When you attend
    • You and your birthing partner will be asked screening questions on entering the maternity building
    • You must wear your own face covering at all times while in the maternity building. If for medical reasons you cannot wear a face mask then a visor must be worn.
    • You must sanitise your hands on entering the maternity building and again on admission to
      the individual ward and department
    Scan and antenatal appointments
    • One partner may accompany a woman attending antenatal appointments
    • We have to adhere to 2-metre social distancing in our outpatient settings – in particular, the waiting areas. While you are welcome to bring your partner to all appointments, please be aware that your partner will be asked to wait outside the building until called into your appointment.
    • We would ask you to consider attending antenatal appointments on your own if you can
    • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time
    • If your antenatal appointment is on same day as your GTT or Anti D your partner may only accompany you to your antenatal appointment and will be phoned to come in to join you
    • We cannot welcome children or other family members at this time to antenatal clinics.

    Labour and Birth

    • A nominated birth partner may accompany a woman for the initial induction process, the duration of the visit will be decided by the midwife in charge.
    • Women in early labour may be supported by one birth partner
    • One nominated birth partner may accompany a woman in labour to delivery suite/MLU and at the birth.

    Please note this guidance will be subject to change and will be updated in line with the Trust and Government guidance.

  • Contact Numbers
    • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Altnagelvin)
      Telephone: 028 7161 1204
    • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (South West Acute Hospital)
      Telephone: 028 6638 2000 Ext 254053
    • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit, (Altnagelvin) Telephone: 028 7161 1412
    • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit (Omagh and South West Acute Hospital)
      Telephone 028 8283 3100 (24 hour line) Ext 237693
    • Antenatal Ward (Altnagelvin) Telephone: 028 7161 1306
    • Postnatal Ward (Altnagelvin) Telephone: 028 7161 1496
    • Antenatal / Postnatal Ward (South West Acute Hospital)
      Telephone 028 6638 2531
  • Hospital Maternity or Early Pregnancy Assessment Entrances

    Altnagelvin – South Wing Entrance (follow signage)

    Omagh – Main Hospital Entrance

    South West Acute Hospital – GP out of Hours entrance beside A&E entrance for maternityMain front entrance for early pregnancy clinic

  • Virtual Antenatal and Postnatal Education Classes

    NI Antenatal and Postnatal Online Courses

    Parents and Parents-to-be Courses Flyer

    Parents and parents-to-be can now access antenatal and postnatal education courses online.

    Visit and use the access code: NIBABIES

    Online Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop

    Click here to access the Online Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop.

  • COVID19 Maternity Website

    For more information, guidance and updates on changes to maternity services in Northern Ireland and signposting of how to access services visit:


  • Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Information

    For information on breastfeeding and infant feeding, visit our Infant Feeding page here.

  • Our Teams
    • A professional team will care for you during your pregnancy and labour and following the birth of your baby.
    • Obstetricians are doctors who specialise in maternity care
    • Midwives provide complete care during pregnancy and childbirth
    • Community Midwives are midwives who work in your local community
    • Paediatricians are doctors who specialise in the care of babies and children
    • Anaesthetists are doctors who specialise in meical pain relief and are responsible for administering epidurals
    • Physiotherapists provide antenatal and postnatal exercise and relaxation advice
    • Social Workers provide advice and support in many circumstances
    • Dieticians specialise in dietary advice
    • Breastfeeding Advisor provides advice and support for mothers with feeding difficulties
    • Parentcraft Coordinator provides antenatal education
    • Antenatal Screening Coordinator is responsible for the screening of all bloods taken and acting on the results, if necessary
    • Supervisor of midwives – is a practising midwives who has been appointed to ensure that the care women receive from midwives is safe and of high quality. She does this by making sure that midwives have up-to-date information and training, and by providing them with guidance and support. If you have any concerns regarding your care contact the relevant supervisor.

Locations where this service is delivered


Midwives Supervisor - Altnagelvin and Parentcraft Classes

Call us02871345171

Midwives Supervisor - South West Acute Hospital

Call us02866382000

Maternal and Fetal Assessment Unit

Call us02871611412