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Maternity (Obstetrics)

Maternity (Obstetrics)

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Contact us: 

Main hospital number 01582 491166 (ask for Maternity) 

Urgent advice:

  • If you are currently pregnant and receiving care at the L&D please contact us on 01582 502285. 
  • If you have just given birth at the L&D or had a home birth with us, please contact the Community Midwife on the number provided on discharge, or the Postnatal ward (Ward 33) on 01582 497558.
  • If you think you may be in labour please contact our team so that they can prepare for your arrival. If you wish to have a water birth or use one of our birth pools for labour, let the team know when you call so they can check availability - 01582 502285.

Our Values:

Our Maternity Department is committed to:

Putting safety first: We are committed to reducing avoidable harm.

Continual learning: We work towards making our organisation more resilient to risks, by acting on the feedback from patients and staff by constantly measuring and monitoring how safe our services are. 

Being honest: We are transparent with people about our progress to tackle patient safety issues and support staff to be honest with patients and their families if something goes wrong. 

Collaborating: We take a lead role in supporting local collaborative learning, so that improvements are made across all of the local maternity services available to patients. 

Being Supportive: We help people understand why things go wrong and how to put them right, and also give staff the time and support to improve and celebrate progress. 

This way of working ensures we are progessing towards the national ambition to halve the rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths and intrapartum brain injuries by 2030.

Through the Maternity section of our website you can find out about the following:

  • Maternity videos
  • Early Self-Referral to a Community Midwife
  • Choosing to have your baby at the L&D
  • Choice of place of birth
  • Giving birth
  • After birth
  • Breast feeding and infant formula
  • Before the birth
  • Meet the team or get involved

Please click here to download useful links and websites. 


  • Abdulla FayyadSecond nameFayyadBiographyMD MRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Trained in the US and UK, sub-specialist in Urogynaecology and Minimal Access Surgery. Runs a Pelvic Floor Clinic for lower bowel dysfunction associated with urinary and faecal incontinence and vaginal prolapse following childbirth.
  • Adedamola OnifadeSecond nameOnifadeBiographyMBBS MSc MRCOG Substantive Consultant in Urogynaecology and Obstetrics. Has broad expertise in the management of all aspects of female pelvic floor dysfunction, benign gynaecology and minimal access surgery techniques.
  • Kathy WallerSecond nameWallerBiographyBM BCh DM MRCOG Trained in Oxford and London. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the L&D since 2001. Specialist obstetric interests include perinatal psychiatry and vulnerable women.
  • Malcolm GriffithsSecond nameGriffithsBiographyMD MRCOG, MFFP Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Directorate Lead for clinical risk management. Specialising in high risk obstetrics, supporting women's choice in pregnancy and delivery. Responsible for the obstetric care of women with HIV.
  • Marlin MubarakSecond nameMubarakBiographyFRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Specialist in Minimal Access Surgery. Trained at the Oxford Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Areas of particular interest include pelvic pain, endometriosis. Has a degree in Psychosexual Counselling.
  • Pushpa MaharajanSecond nameMaharajanBiographyConsultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Trained in Oxford Deanery and specialises in Colposcopy, General Gynaecology, Minimal Access Surgery, Out-Patient Hysteroscopy and Gynaecology scanning. Areas of particular interest include menstrual disorders and benign gynaecological conditions.
  • Reynold MacRaeSecond nameMacRaeBiographyMBBS, MRCOG, MSc, Dip (Ultrasound Scanning) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health. The lead for Maternity CNST.
  • Samita DasSecond nameDasBiographyMD, MRCOG. Consultant Obstetrician. Specialist in management of high risk pregnancies, previous and current fetal abnormalities, previous pregnancy loss, medical complications in pregnancy and problems in early pregnancy.
  • Shahnaz AkbarSecond nameAkbarBiographyMBBS MRCOG/FRCOG MRCPI MSc (USS) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Subspecialist Reproductive Medicine & Surgery. Directorate Lead for Fertility, specialising in reproductive health, subfertility, male and female infertility, assisted conception therapies, IVF. Masters in ultrasound.
  • Shyam DasSecond nameDasBiographyMBBS, MD, FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician. Specialist in the management of high risk pregnancies, previous and current fetal abnormalities, previous pregnancy loss, medical complications in pregnancy and problems in early pregnancy.
  • Stella RobertsSecond nameRobertsBiographyConsultant Midwife
  • Stephen BurrellSecond nameBurrellBiographyMB, BS, BSc, MRCP, MRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Trained at Queen Charlottes and UCH, at the L&D since 2000. Lead for Fetal Medicine Unit. Special interest in hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery (lead for hysteroscopy) and runs the endometriosis clinic.