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020 8510 5555

Welcome to our Maternity website. We provide maternity care for more than 6000 women and their babies each year, during pregnancy, labour, birth and up until one month after birth.

Mums to be
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During and after pregnancy, we offer both midwifery-led and consultant-led care and our teams are multidisciplinary which means all the care you need is provided within the maternity wards.

Our midwives look after women at the hospital antenatal clinic, at local GP surgeries and children’s centres.

We provide a home birth service and hospital-based care during labour and birth. In addition, Homerton is a leading regional neonatal centre and we will be able to provide the highest quality specialist care for your baby after birth if needed. 

Watch this video introducing our maternity services

Our philosophy of care
is based on respect for pregnancy as a state of health and childbirth as a normal, healthy, physiological process. 

Pregnancy and birth are very significant events in a woman’s life and that of her family. The care we provide will aim to respect the diversity of women’s needs and the variety of personal and cultural values that women, families and communities bring to these events. Care will be continuous, personal and responsive to a woman’s health, social and emotional needs.

We aim to keep women informed at all times of the progress of their pregnancy and likewise any issues that arise during their care. We will encourage decision-making as a shared responsibility between the woman, her family and her care givers. To facilitate this, care provision must include evidence based information, education and counselling support to enable the woman to make informed choices.


   Telephone  Opening hours
Maternity Helpline 020 8510 5955 Every day,10am - 6pm
Antenatal clinic 020 8510 7175 Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
Delivery suite 020 8510 7351 / 7352 Every day, 24 hours
Templar Ward 020 8510 7541 / 7561 Every day, 24 hours
Community midwifery 020 8510 5761 Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
Fetal welfare 020 8510 7291 / 7087 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm 

Key staff
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Shirley Peterson
Deputy Chief Nurse/Head of Midwifery
tel: 020 8510 5767

Sarah Latham
Deputy Head of Midwifery
tel: 020 8510 7404

Gitty Blum
Matron, Delivery Suite, Emergency Obstetric Unit, Triage & Maternity Helpline
Tel: 0208 510 7350

Ruth Stocks
Matron, Maternity Wards, Infant Feeding, Antenatal Clinic & Antenatal Screening
tel: 020 8510 7350

Tracy Beason
Matron, Community and Homerton Birth Centre Matron
07747 457354

Ella Hill
Clinical Specialist Midwife , Fetal Medicine Unit

Philippa Cox
Consultant midwife, Normality 
tel: 020 8510 7046

Tamsin Bicknell
Consultant Midwife, Public Health
tel: 0208 510 7715

Esther Boye
Professional Midwifery Adovcate & Practice Educator
020 8510 5147

Senior midwives
A senior midwife is available 24 hours a day and is contactable via the hospital switchboard 020 8510 5555. Alternatively email

More information

or call 0208 510 5955

Have you any concerns about your health?
Research shows that your knowledge about your own changing body is invaluable to ensuring safer pregnancies. Visit the
website to watch videos and hear the stories of other women who wished they had overcome their fears about talking to health professionals.


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Do you qualify for free childcare?

Maternity Helpline
0208 510 5955 (10am-6pm, 7 days a week) to talk to an experienced midwife.

Homerton Maternity Strategy 2017/20