Outpatients – We have a general gynaecology outpatients clinic and three special 1st outpatient clinics:
General gynaecology outpatients clinic – These clinics deal with a wide range of disorders in women of all ages. Examples are:
- Heavy Periods
- Pelvic pain & Endometriosis
- Prolapse of womb
- Vaginal discharge
- Vulval diseases
- Other gynaecological symptoms
Colposcopy clinic – Patients are referred to this clinic for further investigation and treatment following a smear test result. The focus of the clinic is health promotion and wellbeing and prevention of cancer of the neck of the womb.
Post menopausal bleeding and hysteroscopy clinic – Patients can be referred to this clinic if they are experiencing heavy or irregular periods or if they are experiencing post menopausal bleeding. The clinic is also part of the overall cancer services in the hospital and has a lead clinician and a specialist nurse who see patients who are urgently referred to us by their GP for suspected cancer.
Urogynaecology and urodynamic clinic – This specialist clinic deals with women who may be experiencing urinary continence (waterworks) can be referred to this clinic to receive expert medical and nursing advice regarding this sensitive health problem. We use a range of first line diagnostic and non-surgical treatments as well as assessment for surgical corrections if needed.
In Patient Services – Patients who require elective (planned) surgery will be admitted to ward 14. There are 20 inpatient beds in total and the ward cares for all major gynaecological and breast cases, during the working week. It also provides a medical gynaecology emergency admission service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We also provide a fast track service for women with “early pregnancy problems“ on this ward which covers pregnant mothers before and up to 20 weeks gestation.
The ward is supported by clinical nurse specialists for gynaecological cancer, urogynaecology, family planning and a matron.
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit – Patients who experience early pregnancy bleeds will be referred here to undergo ultrasound assessment and biochemical testing to check the progress of the pregnancy, this service is available daily.
Termination of pregnancy – This service is led by nurses with a Consultant. The service is available five days a week via a GP referral to discuss options available.