At present due to Covid-19 we are asking women who have a planned appointment to wait in their car for a telephone call inviting them into the unit. This allows us to maintain social distancing in our waiting area and bring women straight into our assessment area, a bed or into the scan room.
We are now able to slightly increase the access for women and birthing partners to have support, which includes:
- Early Pregnancy scans - lateral flow testing for partners is required
- All consultant appointments
- All Antenatal day unit appointments
Birthing partners can continue to:
Hand hygiene stations can be found in the reception area and used on arrival.
The Maternity Day Assessment Unit at Hinchingbrooke is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm. All reviews for a midwife or a scan are by appointment. MDAU has 3 scan rooms, 1 room in the treatment centre and the other 2 on MDAU. Our scan lists run daily Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm. Our sonographers are midwives who perform all the scans required for pregnancy and we have 3 fetal medicine consultants who also scan on MDAU.
If you are Out Of Area – please have a read of this leaflet.
We see women with complex Antenatal needs so women should call us on 01480 442830 if they have:
- Reduced fetal movements or change in pattern of fetal movements so that we can assess and review. Out of hours calls should be directed to Labour Ward
If they would like to book an appointment for their flu or whooping cough vaccine, to book your whooping cough vaccine please call the MDAU number, 01480 442830 and they can book you in with the immunisation nurse.
The Labour Ward will refer women who are low risk at term that have called with a possible rupture of their membranes and any women with pain or fresh vaginal bleeding should call the Labour Ward.