We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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Contact information

Karen Newbury, Head of Midwifery: 01284 713270

Gill Walsh, Inpatient Maternity Matron: 01284 712799 

Karen Bassingthwaighte, Outpatient Maternity Matron: 01284 712995

Antenatal clinic reception: 01284 713254

Maternity day assessment unit: 01284 712723

Labour suite: 01284 713278

Birthing unit: 01284 712758

F11 ward: 01284 713216


Contact details for community midwives

West Suffolk community midwives office hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Telephone: 01284 713755

Email: communitymidwives@wsh.nhs.uk
Please note, we may take up to 2 working days to respond to your enquiry, but should you require urgent advice, please contact the hospital maternity department on 01284 712758