The gynaecology department deals with various reproductive conditions and diseases in women, non-binary people and trans men, and provides outpatient clinics along with day case and inpatient procedures for women and non-binary people who need a range of gynaecological operations and services.
General gynaecology outpatients clinic
These clinics deal with a wide range of disorders in women, non-binary people and trans men of all ages. Examples are:
- heavy periods
- pelvic pain & endometriosis
- prolapse of womb
- vaginal discharge
- vulval diseases
- other gynaecological symptoms
and three special 1st outpatient clinics:
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, non-binary people and trans men who may be experiencing urinary continence (waterworks). They 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.
Patients who require elective (planned) surgery will be admitted to our inpatient ward. There are 6 inpatient beds in total and the ward cares for all major gynaecological 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, non binary people and trans men with “early pregnancy problems“ on this ward which covers pregnant people before and up to 20 weeks gestation.
The ward is supported by clinical nurse specialists for gynaecological cancer, urogynaecology, family planning, matron, and a lead nurse.
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.