Visiting guidance

Restrictions remain in place and inside all of our hospitals you still need to wear a mask. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

Coronavirus - Information and changes to our maternity services

Find out how our maternity services have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, on our maternity services during coronavirus page >.

We understand this is a challenging time for expectant mothers and new parents. Information and guidance is regularly changing and we will make every effort to keep women and families updated. 

Birth centres

midwife and birthing pool

*Please note: Currently due to COVID-19 our birth centre at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is temporarily closed.

Royal Derby Hospital

Derby Birth Centre is a midwife-led centre that consists of 4 en-suite rooms and a water birth room. It offers a ‘home from home’ experience, for patients who wish to have the comforts of a home birth with the added reassurance of being in a hospital. 

All rooms have sensory lighting, calming music and soft furnishings, complete with swinging crib ready for the new arrival! The homely environment allows you to relax in peace with your baby. 


Derby Birth Centre, Labour Ward
Maternity Unit, Level 1 
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Best car park for patients: Car 6
Best entrance(s) for patients: Entrance 21

Getting to Royal Derby Hospital >

Telephone: 01332 789 790


  • 4 rooms, including 1 birthing pool 
  • Home furnishings
  • Specialist equipment; beans bags, mattresses, birthing balls
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sensory rooms

Other information

If you or a family member are pregnant and are interested in finding out more, please ask your community midwife for more information.