The Kensington Wing is the dedicated private maternity unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, providing women with around-the-clock clinical care, comfortable en-suite private rooms and hospitality services.
Being located in the heart of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – one of the UK’s safest hospitals – the safety and wellbeing of mother and baby are reassuringly supported at all times. The Kensington Wing is immediately located next to the hospital’s outstanding and newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a consultant anaesthetist remains on site at all times, 24/7, dedicated to the needs of women on the Kensington Wing.
In these uncertain times, expectant parents can have additional anxieties or concerns about childbirth or going into a hospital. To ensure the safety of our women and their birth partners, we have important infection control procedures for our staff and visitors to adhere to, but we remain welcoming to your chosen birth partner for all stages of your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay. Your individual room and en suite facilities are a haven in these times and the catering and hospitality team ensures your stay is relaxing as well as safe.
On the Kensington Wing the consultant obstetricians, midwives, nurses and maternity support workers work together as a team.
We are delighted to offer both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity packages.
The Kensington Wing’s highly experienced team of midwives welcome enquiries from prospective women and the opportunity to discuss midwife-led care in more detail. These ‘meet the midwife’ sessions are always a relaxed and special time to talk and discover more without any obligation. For those women who are appropriate for midwife-led care, the team provide full support throughout your pregnancy and the midwifery team are available 24 hours seven days a week for advice or concerns throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay.
The consultant-led care package allows you the choice of one of our experienced consultant obstetricians to personally guide you through your pregnancy and birth. Your consultant provides continuity and individualised expertise throughout your journey. They build a relationship with you and your partner through the antenatal period to give you confidence to birth safely with them in line with your birth preferences. They remain to support you through the postnatal period including your 6 week postnatal check. All consultants are available to meet you and your birth partner without any obligation.