Contact us

If you suspect you are in labour, please telephone the Maternity Assessment Centre first on: 01274 364531/364532 (open 24 hours).

Parking is available outside the unit and all evening admissions are directed to the rear entrance of the unit, as the main doors are locked at 10pm and re-open at 6am.

Please note: Visitors to Bradford Teaching Hospitals and people attending outpatients’ appointments MUST still wear a face mask at all times to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. Although the rules have been relaxed outside our hospitals, BTHFT staff are still wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines to protect patients, visitors and each other. Please follow their lead. It is important masks and face coverings are worn safely. For more information, please watch this short video.

Having a baby in Bradford

Having a baby is a life-changing event and here at Bradford we want you and your family to feel empowered and confident throughout your journey through pregnancy and on to childbirth.

Our aim is to ensure you receive the highest levels of care and have the best possible experience. For further information, please visit the pages on our Maternity Service.

The midwife will discuss your pregnancy with you and give you advice and support which may help if you wish to stay at home longer.

Our newly refurbished, modern Labour Ward is situated within the Women’s and Newborn Unit on the ground floor.

Parking is available outside the unit and all evening admissions are directed to the rear entrance of the unit as the main doors are locked at 10pm and re-open at 6am.

On arrival at the Labour Ward the midwife allocated to care for you will meet you and discuss your plan of care. If you have made a birth plan we will be happy to discuss this and do our best to work with you.

Screening tests

You will be offered screening tests during pregnancy to try and identify if you are at higher risk of any health problems that could affect you or your baby, such as infectious diseases, Down’s syndrome or physical abnormalities.

They can help you make choices about care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. All screening tests are free. Bradford Teaching Hospitals offers all antenatal and new-born screening tests as recommended by the National Screening Committee and adheres to nationally-agreed service specifications and standards.

Why Bradford Royal Infirmary?

We are very proud of our family-friendly maternity care, and look forward to welcoming you and your partner to our award-winning Women’s and Newborn Unit.

The following video offers a guided tour of the services and facilities our maternity units can offer.

Booking your birth and self-referring

It is important to contact a midwife early in your pregnancy so we can ensure you have all the correct information, advice and access to screening tests for you and your baby as early as possible.

As soon as you have had a positive pregnancy test and you need maternity care, there are two main ways to contact a midwife.

You only need to choose one – the midwife will then contact you to arrange an appointment.

Through your GP

  • Visit your GP and request a referral

Online self-referral form

  • Complete our online self-referral form. Please ensure you complete the form and provide the full name, address and telephone number of your GP. If you are unable to complete the form, please call our self-referral telephone line between 1-3pm, Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) on 01274 364502. If you don’t speak English, please contact your GP.

A word from our families

There are no words to describe how amazing the staff are in this place!

They (the Maternity Service staff) are like my family and I trust them completely.

My emotional health was looked after just as much as my baby’s physical health.

The doctors help you understand what’s going on without using too many medical words.