St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary’s


Imperal College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY


0203 313 3622

Unit Policy

All the babies cared for on the neonatal unit are very susceptible to infections and need to be protected. Influenza and other viruses can cause significant problems for sick or vulnerable babies.

The best way to reduce the risk of any infection reaching the neonatal unit, and to prevent the babies catching them, is to limit the number of visitors coming into the neonatal unit.

Parents have unrestricted access to the neonatal unit, but please make sure to read our notices detailing the start-date and content of our winter visiting policy.

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Visiting Hours

Parents are welcome to telephone the unit at any time to enquire about your baby’s progress. To maintain patient confidentiality, information cannot be given to other family members or friends.

More detailed discussions with staff about your baby will take place when you visit, rather than on the telephone. Please make sure that we have your correct contact numbers.

Key Contact

St Mary’s Hospital Neonatal Unit
Main reception: 020 3312 1103
Intensive care unit: 020 3312 6294
Special care unit: 020 3312 5059

Margot Brill - Matron

Unit Facilities

We have a small number of bedrooms so that parents can stay overnight at the hospital for short periods. Facilities are limited and you must provide your own meals and be able to look after yourself.

The bedrooms are allocated according to individual parents’ needs and the agreed priorities below:

mothers establishing breastfeeding
parents preparing to take their baby home
parents with a very sick baby

Consideration is also given to parents who have to travel a long distance to visit their baby, but a room cannot be guaranteed.

Public Transport & Car Parks

Travel by London Underground
Take the Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District, or Circle lines to Paddington Station. St Mary's Hospital is just a few minutes walk.

General parking is very limited near the hospital, and charges apply. There is no parking available for patients or visitors on the hospital grounds.

Please refer to the Westminster City Council website for information on parking close to the hospital.

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