Private maternity care

Private shere suite bed and gifts

Our aim is to provide parents with private maternity care that can be individually tailored to meet the needs of the pregnancy. Parents can feel secure with the knowledge that they will be offered continuity of care throughout their pregnancy by an experienced consultant obstetrician.

Appointments can be arranged at times to suit you and there is direct access to the consultants’ secretaries if any queries arise.

Mothers can choose from three different care packages.

Three different care packages

Private antenatal care only

Mothers who are booked for an NHS birth at The Royal Surrey County Hospital may choose to have private antenatal care. This option provides continuity of care during the antenatal period with direct access to the consultant for additional queries and the option to request additional consultations if required. Attendance at the birth cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictable nature of spontaneous labour and NHS commitments that cannot always be changed. However, mothers who have been having private antenatal care will inform the consultant when they go into labour, and so whenever possible the consultant will attend to provide support to the NHS team providing her care for labour and delivery. Patients booking for private antenatal care will be able to book a private room for the postnatal period in the hospital and partners will be welcome to stay. Information regarding the private rooms will be provided by the maternity matrons.

Private antenatal care with delivery by planned elective caesarean section

This option provides continuity of care during the antenatal period with direct access to the consultant for additional queries and the option to request additional consultations if required. A date will be booked for the birth and the option to have a natural caesarean is possible. The Royal Surrey Hospital will provide midwifery care and inform the consultant if under their care to attend the hospital out of hours. All out of hours care is provided by the NHS. Mothers booking for a private birth will be guaranteed a private room for the postnatal period in the hospital and partners will be welcome to stay. Information regarding the private rooms will be provided by the maternity matrons.

Private caesarean delivery only

Mothers who have had antenatal care elsewhere or have already been counselled regarding birth by elective caesarean section can book the delivery only package, however this option is subject to availability.

Information regarding private rooms for the postnatal period will be provided by the maternity matrons.

Facilities available

  • All delivery rooms have en-suite shower facilities and if requested a birth pool room is available
  • A postnatal private room with en-suite shower can be booked, guaranteeing a private single-occupancy room with en-suite bathroom and overnight sleeping facilities for partners
  • Complimentary Welcome Pack of gifts for mum-to-be and baby
  • Private maternity suite with en-suite bathroom with sleeping facilities for partners.

Prices and Fees

Hospital fees are separate to those paid for the obstetrician and anesthetist. A full list of applicable fees is available by contacting the Private Patients Manager on 01483 571 122 /extension 3056 or 3057.

For a full price list and terms and conditions of our private care packages, please contact the medical secretaries for more information.

Meet the team

Private obstetric care is offered by consultant Mr Abu-Ghazza. An initial consultation is suggested to discuss your pregnancy, plans/preferences for your birth and to decide whether private care is right for you.

Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza, Consultant Obstetrician

Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza graduated from the Moscow Medical Academy I.M. Secheov First Moscow State Medical University in June 1997 and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in November 2005. He undertook postgraduate training at the Imperial Healthcare Trust, London.

Mr Abu-Ghazza has seventeen years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Surrey County Hospital. His special areas of interest include high risk obstetrics and early pregnancy problems. He can offer private obstetric care covering all areas of pregnancy from scanning and antenatal care throughout your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period.

Languages spoken English, Arabic and Russian.

Contact Details:

Mr Osama Abu-Ghazza

Email: o.abughazza@nhs.net

Private Secretary: Ann Briant; BMI Mount Alvernia/Nuffield healthcare Guildford - ann.briant@bmihealthcare.co.uk

Tel: 01483 442 786

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