24-hour ‘pregnancy advice line’

During the COVID-19 pandemic Western Trust Maternity Services have set up a dedicated 24-hour phone-line ‘pregnancy advice line’ for you if you have any specific queries relating to your pregnancy and care.

Altnagelvin Hospital – Please ring 028 71611412

South West Acute – Please ring 028 66382175


Antenatal clinic appointments

Continue to attend your routine antenatal care as arranged. 

Following on from our latest update on Maternity Services, all routine antenatal appointments have now relocated from Ward 9 back to Clinic 1, Outpatients, Altnagelvin.

All consultant antenatal clinics in SWAH are transferred to Omagh Hospital.

Virtual antenatal and postnatal education classes

Although group antenatal education classes may not be available in all Trusts, you don’t have to miss out. We can provide you with antenatal and postnatal education classes online. These virtual classes cover the same topics your face to face antenatal classes and are an excellent source of help and support in the postnatal period. Click here to find out more.


Hospital visiting

From 6th July 2020 all people visiting/attending any health and social care setting will be required to wear face coverings for the foreseeable future. The public will be required to supply their own face covering and will not be permitted to enter the facility without it.

For full details of the new visiting guidelines click here.


Hospital Maternity or Early Pregnancy Assessment Entrances

  • Altnagelvin – South Wing Entrance (follow signage)
  • Omagh – Main Hospital Entrance
  • SWAH – GP out of Hours entrance beside A&E entrance for maternity. Main front entrance for early pregnancy clinic

Remember you can still contact your own Community Midwife on the numbers on the front of your Green Maternity Notes.


Western Trust maternity services

You can also view WHSCT website for general maternity information https://westerntrust.hscni.net/service/maternity-services/

To read the latest guidance on Visiting in Care Settings in Northern Ireland see: COVID-19 regional principles for visiting maternity services in Northern Ireland

Contact numbers

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Altnagelvin): 028 71611204
  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit, (Altnagelvin): 028 71611412
  • Antenatal Ward (Altnagelvin): 028 71611306
  • Postnatal Ward (Altnagelvin): 028 71611496
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (SWAH): 028 66382000 Ext 254053
  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit (Omagh & SWAH Hospital): 028 828331071 (24-hour line)
  • Antenatal / Postnatal ward (SWAH): 028 66382531
  • Health Visitor (Enniskillen Area): 07825196981 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • Health Visitor (Omagh Area): 02882835555 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • Health Visitor (Londonderry/Limavady/Strabane): 07557174129 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Advice and guidance for the most commonly asked questions

What is COVID-19?

How to prevent the spread of infection

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

Q&A information for pregnant women and their families

Early pregnancy services

Virtual antenatal and postnatal education classes

How to access online antenatal and postnatal education classes

Antenatal care

Advice regarding appointments or urgent visits to clinics and hospitals

Planning for birth

Postnatal care

Postnatal visits and infant feeding advice

Child health services

Health visiting and Family Nurse Partnership