Obstetrics & Maternity

Welcome to Private Maternity Care at the Royal Surrey County Hospital

Our aim is to provide parents with private maternity care that can be individually tailored to meet the needs of your pregnancy. Parents can feel secure with the knowledge that they will be offered continuity of care throughout their pregnancy by an experienced consultant obstetrician.

Appointments can be arranged at times to suit you and there is direct access to the consultants’ secretaries  if any queries arise (Please see below).

Private Maternity Care – The options available:

Mothers can choose from three different care packages. Packages are detailed below but range from antenatal care only or for those mothers requiring elective caesarean section, a full antenatal and delivery care package is available.

  1. Private Antenatal Care only

Mothers who are booked for an NHS birth at the Royal Surrey County Hospital may choose to have private antenatal care. This option provides continuity of care during the antenatal period with direct access to the consultant for additional queries and the option to request additional consultations if required. Attendance at the birth cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictable nature of spontaneous labour and NHS commitments that cannot always be changed. Mothers who have been having private antenatal care will inform the consultant when they go into labour. Whenever possible the consultant will attend to provide support to the NHS team providing her care for labour and delivery. Patients booking for private antenatal care will be able to book a private room for the postnatal period in the hospital and partners will be welcome to stay. Information regarding the private rooms will be provided by the maternity matrons.

  1. Private Antenatal Care with delivery by planned elective Caesarean Section

This option provides continuity of care during the antenatal period with direct access to the consultant for additional queries and the option to request additional consultations if required. A date will be booked for the birth and the option to have a ”Natural” Caesarean is possible. Royal Surrey Hospital will provide midwifery care and inform the consultant if under their care attend the hospital out of hours. All out of hours care is provided by the NHS. Mothers booking for a private birth will be guaranteed a private room for the postnatal period in the hospital and partners will be welcome to stay. Information regarding the private rooms will be provided by the maternity matrons.

  1. Private Caesarean Delivery only

Mothers who have had antenatal care elsewhere or have already been counselled regarding birth by elective caesarean section can book the delivery only package, this option is subject to availability.

Information regarding Private Rooms for the postnatal period will be provided by the maternity matrons.

Facilities Available

  • All delivery rooms have en suite shower facilities and if requested a birth pool room is available.
  • A postnatal private room with en suite shower can be booked guaranteed private single-occupancy room with en-suite bathroom and overnight sleeping facilities for partners.
  • Complimentary ‘Welcome Pack’, of gifts for mum-to-be and baby.
  • Private Maternity Suite with en-suite bathroom with sleeping facilities for partners.

Your Private Obstetric Consultants

Private Obstetric care is offered by consultants Ms Lesley Roberts and Mr Abu-Ghazza. An initial consultation is suggested to discuss your pregnancy, plans/preferences for your birth and to decide whether private care is right for you.

Ms Lesley Roberts

Consultant Obstetrician

Lesley Roberts is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. She qualified as a nurse and midwife before commencing medical training at Guys Hospital in London. Lesley trained in Obstetric Ultrasound whilst working as a clinical research fellow under the supervision of Professor Kypros Nicolaides at the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, Kings College Hospital.

In addition to ultrasound scanning, Lesley can provide private antenatal pregnancy care with private delivery at Royal Surrey County Hospital.

 

 

Contact Details:

Ms Lesley Roberts; lesleyroberts9@nhs.net

Email ID: matron@alexandra-house.co.uk

Private Secretary Name: TBC

Tel: 0208 544 1000 / 0208 543 9098

Fax: 0208 545 0027

Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza

Consultant Obstetrician

Mr Abu-Ghazza graduated from the Moscow Medical Academy I.M. Secheov First Moscow State Medical University in June 1997 and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in November 2005. He undertook postgraduate training at the Imperial Healthcare Trust, London.

Mr Abu-Ghazza has seventeen years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Royal Surrey County Hospital. His special areas of interest include high risk obstetrics and early pregnancy problems. He can offer private obstetric care covering all areas of pregnancy from scanning and antenatal care throughout your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period.

Languages spoken English, Arabic and Russian

Contact Details:

Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza

o.abughazza@nhs.net

Private Secretary Name: Ann Briant; BMI Mount Alvernia/ Nuffield healthcare Guildford

Tel: 01483 442786

Fax: 01483 442748

Email ID: ann.briant@bmihealthcare.co.uk

Prices & Fees

Hospital fees are separate to those paid for the obstetrician and anesthetist. A full list of applicable fees is available by contacting the Private Patients Manager on: 01483 571122 Extension 2167 or 2442.

For a full price list and terms & conditions of our private care packages, please contact the medical secretaries for more information.

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