Tyne & WearSouth Tyneside District Hospital

NHS Trust Hospital
Harton Lane, South Shields NE34 0PL

0191 404 1033

South Tyneside maternity services will be changing; as of late summer 2019, becoming a free-standing midwifery-led birthing centre open 24/7. Antenatal and postnatal appointments will still take place locally.

Partners are able to stay over in the midwifery-led birthing centre. Obstetricians and other health care professionals will visit the ANC area at South Tyneside Hospital to provide Antenatal Clinics, however obstetricians are not present in the MLBC.

Specialist Services Available at this Hospital

  • Obstetric Consultant-led
  • Alongside / Co-located MLU
  • Stand-alone / Free-standing MLU
  • Homebirth
  • 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Units
  • Smoking Cessation Specialist Support
  • 24/7 Epidural Services
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - VBAC
  • Birth Reflections Services
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - Drug and Alcohol
  • Perinatal Mental Health and Corresponding Support Services.
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - Healthy Lifestyle
  • Consultant-led Antenatal Clinics
  • Fetal and Maternal Medicine - Local
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - Teenage Pregnancy
  • Specialist Diabetic Clinic
  • Neonatal Unit - Local
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - Vaccination Clinic
  • Specialist Diabetic Service
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Regional
  • Specialist Clinic/Support Service - Continuity of Carer
  • Specialist High Risk Antenatal Clinics
  • Transitional Care
  • Multiple Birth Services
  • Maternity Physiotherapy Services/Clinics
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Services
  • Bereavement and Specialist Support Services
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Services
  • Infant Feeding Support Services

You can contact your family doctor, (your G.P. ) in the first instance and make an appointment to see the midwife. If you experience any problems contacting a midwife you can contact your chosen maternity unit for information.

Traveline public transport: 0871 200 22 33, North East minicom: 0870 2412216

By Metro: The nearest metro station to the hospital is ‘Tyne Dock’. There are two bus stops on Harton Lane.

By Bus: The following buses are accessible from these bus stops: - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 526, 528, 533, 544 and x50.

Car Parking: The car parks at South Tyneside District Hospital When parking on site please ensure you park in a public/visitor car park (not staff) and pay for the appropriate amount of time you will be on site. Clear signage is installed throughout the car parks and entrances.

Disabled Parking: Disabled parking is available free of charge for Blue Badge holders in designated ‘disabled’ spaces in our hospital car parks.

An interactive Google Map will be available here when you have an Internet connection