Fetal Health Unit

COVID Guidance

If you develop COVID during your pregnancy please notify your midwife as additional care planning may be required.
Please be assured that we will continue to support partners attending scans and births during this time.
If you have symptoms of COVID and are coming to hospital please inform the midwifery team prior to your arrival to ensure you are cared for appropriately.
If you are COVID positive during your stay you will be asked to wear a face mask other than when in active labour. Staff looking after you will also be wearing masks and other protective clothing.
COVID vaccine is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives. The coronavirus (COVID) vaccines available in the UK are the safest and most efective way to protect you and your baby, find out more. Please speak to your GP to book.

Important Information: The use of face coverings and gloves when coming to into hospital

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it.
Following recommendations from the World Health organisation, and in line with UK government guidance, on Monday 15 June 2020 new measures were introduced at KGH to keep visitors, patients and staff safe; the need to wear a face covering at all times inside our hospital. To find out more.  
On Monday 19th July 2021, some restrictions changed in England however the hospital still requires visitors and staff to wear face coverings. 

Please remove your gloves - Good hand hygiene is one of the keys to defeating Coronavirus

  • If you are wearing gloves when attending our clinics you will be asked to remove them
  • We will ask that you wash your hands with soap or sanitiser
  • You may sanitise your hands and reapply your gloves before you leave
Fetal Health Unit is a triage and assessment unit for pregnant women who are over 20 weeks pregnant. It provides planned and urgent appointments in an outpatients setting. You are able to self-refer if you have concerns; to do this please call the Fetal Health Unit  on 01536 492008 and speak to a midwife will be able to assist.
There are four beds in the main assessment area plus additional scan rooms. Working alongside the antenatal screening department.

Our Team

Fetal Health Unit is staffed by two midwives and one healthcare assistant.
Antenatal Screening is also staffed daily by specialist midwives.
There is a daily scan list run by a midwife sonographer and specialist clinics that run throughout the week led by Consultant Obstetricians and Fetal Medicine Consultants.