If you are more than six weeks pregnant you can now book your maternity care directly with Ashford and St Peter’s maternity services by completing our Maternity Self Referral Form.
We want you to enjoy your pregnancy and feel prepared to become a parent. Amongst the huge number of pregnancy resources available we recommend some to get you started.
Early Pregnancy Unit
You may been advised to attend our Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) because there is a possibility a problem may have arisen during the early stages of your pregnancy.
We have an extensive range of information leaflets, our YouTube Channel, recommended websites and advice on common concerns.
Reinstating Entonox Use in Maternity Service at St Peter’s Hospital
As you will be aware we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) in our maternity service at St Peter’s hospital on 30 March, and we are very sorry if you have been affected by this. We took this action for the safety of our staff who may have had extended exposure to Entonox within our maternity services, due to issues with ventilation (air circulation).
Since then, we have made several immediate changes and after further testing, we are satisfied that the Entonox levels can now be maintained within recommended levels for our staff to work safely. This means we can start using Entonox again from Thursday 20 April ... read more
CQC publishes report on maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital
In January 2023, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were visited by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), who carried out an unannounced focused inspection at St Peter’s Hospital as part of the national maternity inspection programme. The inspection was to look at how safe and well-led maternity services were.
Following the inspection, the CQC published a report on 29 March 2023. Our maternity service has been rated Inadequate.
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If you have any concerns about your maternity care, please contact us via our Maternity Help Line - 01784 884047 (open Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm) or Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) by calling 01932 723553 or emailing