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Day Assessment Unit

Welcome to the Day Assessment Unit, an outpatient department to assess and monitor pregnant women with urgent or ongoing obstetric complications.  

We do have to prioritise care for those in most need, so it is a good idea to bring something to read while you wait to be seen. We will endeavor to see you as soon as possible, but if you are worried about the waiting time, please do speak to the staff on duty.

Midwife with mother to be

Antenatal women over 15 weeks pregnant can be referred to DAU for investigation and/or monitoring of acute problems relating to their pregnancy by GP, community midwife, or RBH antenatal clinic doctor referral.

Women can also telephone to DAU for advice, and if appropriate, will be advised to attend the DAU.  Postnatal women must be referred through their GP or community midwife.

Clinic and visiting

Clinic hours
Monday to Friday from 07.30 to 19.30 hrs.
Saturday from 08.00 to 14.00hrs.

No. of Visitors allowed: As space is very limited we would prefer only one person to accompany you. You may also be on DAU for some time and we would advise, if possible, that you make alternative arrangements for the care of children.


Park in multi storey car park in Craven Road. From multi-storey car park either walk along Craven Road to Maternity Unit or exit car park on Level 2 and follow signs to Maternity Unit. Take lift or stairs in Maternity Unit to Level 3.

Staff details

Manager: Rebecca Blakely
Matron: Sarah Bailey
Director of Midwifery: Gill Valentine

Any other information

Please remember to bring your hand held notes with you as well as a urine sample.


Useful Contacts

Maternity Day Assessment Unit
Level 3 Maternity Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Craven Road

0118 322 8741

Emergency contact
Outside of clinic hours contact Delivery Suite 0118 322 7304


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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