There are several hospitals offering maternity services in Surrey. Angie has links at each of the hospitals.
Dr McDonnell and Dr Leslie are the fetal medicine consultants at St Peters in Chertsey. There is a neonatal intensive care unit at this hospital which provides very complex intensive care for the smallest and sickest babies in the area (from 23 weeks gestation). Babies from other hospitals may be transferred to St Peters. There is also a transitional care unit for babies who need some additional support but are able to remain with their mother.
Frimley Hospital has a neonatal unit at this hospital providing care for babies born from 27+6 weeks.
Miss Hutt and Miss Roberts are obstetric consultants who specialise in fetal medicine at the Royal Surrey Hospital. There is a special care baby unit at this hospital providing care for babies born from 31 weeks.
East Surrey Hospital has a neonatal unit providing care for babies born early (from 27 weeks) or needing extra medical care.
Angie can accompany you when attending St Peters, Frimley, Royal Surrey, East Surrey, Epsom or St Helier hospitals:
- For an ultrasound scan if you are worried about the possible findings
- If you are having an invasive test (CVS or amniocentesis)
- To meet with obstetric specialists to discuss your physical care in pregnancy and type of birth
- To meet with fetal medicine specialists to discuss concerns about your baby (this may be at St Georges or Kings College Hospital in London)
- To meet with neonatal specialists to plan the care your baby may need after birth
- In labour and at the birth
- For care after the birth
If you need to meet with a specialist fetal medicine specialists to discuss concerns about your baby or to have an invasive test (CVS or amniocentesis) you will probably be referred to St Georges hospital fetal medicine unit. Angie can accompany you for appointments at St Georges hospital.
If your baby’s life is expected to be short it may be appropriate to consider referral to Shooting Star children’s hospice. Angie can support you in considering this and refer you if necessary. She can accompany you to visit Shooting Star House, Hampton to find out more about the services they can offer your family, liaise between your hospital and Shooting Star, and is able to visit women at the hospices to provide post natal care.
Angie has links with many services and organisations in the Surrey area, enabling her to introduce you to the people and services you may need on your journey through a complex pregnancy and beyond.