Fitzrovia Suite (private maternity care) 

The Fitzrovia Suite caters for private caesarean sections, from our expert doctors and midwives offering all the reassurance of the extensive facilities at UCLH.

The rooms are located within the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing of University College Hospital and offers accommodation in four en-suite rooms. All women who deliver within the Fitzrovia suite have access to:

  • High quality obstetric care with provision for complications of pregnancy if necessary
  • Private midwifery care
  • Obstetric theatres
  • Anaesthetists
  • Paediatricians

If clinically required babies will have access to:

  • The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
  • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

In order to enable us to provide you with the best possible care, we request that you make your booking in advance.

You can reach us by email on FitzroviaSuite@uclh.nhs.uk

Or you can call us by phone 07931862006 so that we can co-ordinate your care to the highest standard.

The Fitzrovia Suite only caters for planned caesarean sections.

  • About your care

    If you would like to discuss your particular needs with us directly prior to booking or to tour the suite, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    Following discussion with your consultant, a date will be agreed for you to come in for your caesarean. On arrival, you will be shown immediately to your room to settle in and prepare for your surgery. You, and a partner or friend, will then be escorted to the obstetric theatre where the section will take place.

    Prior to the surgery you will meet the other staff involved with your care. As well as your consultant obstetrician, an anaesthetist, midwife and theatre team will be present throughout your surgery.

    Following the birth, you and your baby will be transferred to the recovery bay prior to being accompanied to your room. A midwife will be immediately on hand to monitor you and ensure you have support with feeding and caring for your baby.

    You can expect to stay with us for up to three nights. The en-suite rooms are fully equipped including a guest sofa-bed and internet access. We are pleased to offer kosher, halal, vegetarian and gluten free options as part of our menu. Our catering service is available during meal times 7am- 7pm.

    Vending machines are also available for drinks and snacks.

  • Fees

    The Fitzrovia suite offers an all-inclusive package which covers every aspect of the delivery which includes all theatre and inpatient drug costs, a paediatric baby check, up to three nights of accommodation, patient and partners meals and midwifery care. Partners or friends are invited to stay in the room at no additional cost.

    The total for this package is £8,750. Payment in full is required at the time of booking.

    Patients with insurance will need to contact us on 020 3447 5200 to ensure prompt processing of all required documentation.

    There will be separate fees for the consultant and anaesthetist.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding our services.

    For further information on private maternity care at UCLH please email: FitzroviaSuite@uclh.nhs.uk

 Consultants

Mr George Attilakos, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Mr George Attilakos

Mr Attilakos is the lead clinician for the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU). In addition to looking after single pregnancies, Mr Attilakos specialises in looking after complicated and uncomplicated multiple pregnancies.

He has a special interest in Postgraduate Medical Education and is the RCOG College Tutor for UCLH. He has co-developed a national course for teaching operative birth skills to junior obstetricians.

Full consultant profile

Mr Joseph Iskaros, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Prof Eric Jauniaux, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Prof Eric Jauniaux

Professor Eric Jauniaux was appointed as a Senior lecturer and consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College London and University College Hospital in 1995. He had previously been a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King’s College Hospital, London.

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Mr Pat O’Brien, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mr Pat O'Brien

Mr Pat O’Brien has been a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at UCLH since 1999. He is currently the divisional clinical director for women's health.

Pat specialises in maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics, and jointly runs a multi-disciplinary antenatal clinic involving consultants in fetal medicine, cardiology, haematology, diabetes, anaesthesia, and an obstetric physician. He has a particular interest in medical complications of pregnancy. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad, and runs courses on fetal monitoring, medical problems on the delivery suite, psychiatric problems and cardiac disorders in pregnancy.

Mr Seni Subair, Consultant in Obstetrics

Mr Seni Subair

Mr Subair is the lead Labour Ward lead obstetrician.

He specialises in labour ward leadership, maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics. He jointly runs multi-disciplinary antenatal clinics with consultants in diabetes and endocrinology, psychiatry and an obstetric physician. He has a particular interest in complicated pregnancies and regularly teaches on the ‘advanced life support in obstetrics’ course.

He is Chair of the maternity services clinical guidelines and labour care governance committees at UCLH. He is a member of the British Maternal and Fetal medicine society.

Mr Ruwan Wimalasundera, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Mr Ruwan Wimalasundera

Mr Wimalasundera is considered one of UKs leading specialists in the management of multiple pregnancies. He manages both low and high risk pregnancies and specialises in the management of multiple pregnancies including complicated monochorionic pregnancies and runs the multiple pregnancy service.

He particularly specialises in the management of twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in monochorionic twins; using fetoscopic laser ablation to placental vessels. He receives referrals from all over the UK for this treatment.

Mr Wimalasundera encourages the natural management of pregnancies, but also offers the option of a natural caesarean section when it is appropriate.