Maternity care

Waltham Forest commissions quality Maternity Services to provide the full range of antenatal, delivery and postnatal care for women and their families. Services include scheduled and unscheduled care, inpatient, outpatient, community and home based services.

Our local maternity units are at Whipps Cross Hospital, and Homerton University Hospital. Our vision is for Waltham Forest maternity services to support the transition from pregnancy to family life with a quality service that is woman- and family-centred, and reflects local needs and priorities. And our aim is for maternity care provision to be flexible, appropriate and accessible to all women.

We are committed to including user views in monitoring and developing the quality of the services provided. Accordingly the Waltham Forest Maternity Service Liaison Committee (MSLC), a forum for maternity service users, providers and commissioners of maternity services, meet regularly to ensure services meet the needs of local women, parents and families.

If you would like to get involved in the Waltham Forest MSLC, please click here.