Visiting guidance

Visiting restrictions have been eased. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

Labour wards

midwife in labour ward

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

Royal Derby Hospital


Maternity Unit, Royal Derby Hospital
Entrance 21 

Telephone: 01332 785141


The labour ward provides care to women before, during and after giving birth. 

There are 17 single bed en-suite labour rooms and a pool room.

We also have a 4 bedded area to provide care to women who are having their labours started off (induced) and a 4 bedded area for those women that need extra care after the birth.

We work as a multidisciplinary team with midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians and support workers.

It is a good idea to discuss your thoughts with your community midwife and write a birth plan so that everyone involved in your care knows your preferences. 


  • pool room

  • light room

  • epidural service

  • remote monitoring system: where it is possible to monitor a baby’s heartbeat without being restricted to a bed or chair

  • high dependency unit

  • operating theatres

  • neonatal unit

Other information

You may bring 2 people to support you in labour / birth (only 1 in theatre).

It is a good idea to prepare 2 bags. One with things for you and a separate one for baby items.

CD players / iPod docking stations are available in every room.

Please bring your maternity records, your ‘looking after yourself’ booklet and the screening tests with you.

Queen's Hospital Burton


Queen's Hospital Burton 
Floor 1
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

You will need to use a lift or stairs to access this service.

Getting to Queen's Hospital Burton >

Telephone: 01283 511 511 Ext 4355 or Ext 4356


Visiting times

Two birthing partners may stay throughout the labour.

There are no dedicated visiting times on delivery suite, however visiting can be arranged via the delivery suite coordinator.


Information for patients and visitors

  • There are no protected meal times
  • Siblings are permitted on the ward to visit once the baby is born
  • No flowers are permitted on the ward