Postnatal ward (Cellier)

Women who have delivered their baby on our labour ward and need to stay in hospital for a longer time (for medical reasons or by choice) are transferred to our 24-bed postnatal ward.

Midwives care for women and their babies, including support with breastfeeding and hearing tests for babies. Babies are also seen by a paediatrician before discharge.

Partners and companions

We encourage partners and companions to be fully involved in postnatal care and have introduced an award-winning programme enabling them to stay overnight on Cellier ward. This programme is the first of its kind in inner London.

We provide reclining chairs enabling partners and companions to support women with the care of their baby. Partners and companions should bring comfortable clothes with them as well as food for the evening.

Visiting hours

Visiting times are Monday to Friday, 3 - 8pm for visitors other than partners and companions.

Please note that only children of women staying on the ward can visit.


Women who have their babies at Whittington Health and who need postnatal care are transferred to Cellier ward.

Cellier ward team

Alicia St Louis, Lead Midwife For Maternity Inpatient Services
Chika Okonkwo, Ward Manager


Cellier Ward, Level 4, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF


Last updated24 Nov 2022
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