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General Gynaecology

The unit at Wirral Women and Children’s provides outpatients care for around 8000 patients and performs 4500 Gynaecology surgical procedures per year with dedicated gynaecology theatres for both major and day cases and a gynaecology ward.

Services Available

A full range of gynaecology services are provided and all consultants see patients with general gynaecological problems. Dedicated clinics include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Urogynaecolgical or pelvic floor problems
  • Suspected gynaecological cancer
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Children under 16 with gynaecological problems
  • Colposcopy
  • Early pregnancy Unit (EPU)

Specialist Nurse Led Clinics

Specialist Nurse led clinics provide support, advice, review, assessment, investigative procedures and treatments and follow up review for patients in the following specialities:

  • Fertility Clinic
  • Urodynamics Clinic
  • Pregnancy Counselling Clinic
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment unit
  • Gynaecology Assessment Unit
  • Hysteroscopy Clinic,
  • Pessary Clinic
  • Rapid Access Clinic
  • Coil check clinic
  • Pelvic Clinic
  • Holistic clinic for oncology patients

Gynaecology Ward

The Gynaecology Ward is led by the Ward Manager Linuji Thomas. The ward currently comprises of 14 inpatient beds and 12 day case beds, providing 24 hour care for patients admitted for both elective (planned) and emergency treatment. The ward provides care for several sub-specialities; these include oncology, urodynamics, fertility, and an extensive range of laparoscopic procedures including the treatment of endometriosis. As part of the Pregnancy Counselling Clinic the ward also provides care for patients undergoing medical termination of pregnancy. Care is also provided to patients admitted up to 20 weeks' gestation who are admitted with complications relating to their pregnancy.

Gynaecology Theatres

The Gynaecology theatre consists of two operating theatres and a recovery area providing surgery and care for around 4500 patients per year. Our highly skilled Surgeons perform a wide range of open and minimal access (keyhole) procedures including hysterectomy and treatment of endometriosis.

Minimal access surgery enables surgeons to perform major surgical procedures, but allows patients to go home often on the same day as surgery, experience a speedy recovery and return to their usual lifestyle within a matter of days or weeks.

Gynaecology Treatment Centre (GTC)

This newly opened area is located on the first floor of the Wirral Women’s and Children’s Hospital and has dedicated consulting, ultrasound and treatment rooms and is where the following clinics are located:

  • Colposcopy
  • Early pregnancy Unit (EPU)
  • Gynaecology Assessment Unit
  • Rapid Access/Postmenopausal bleeding clinic
  • Urodynamics Clinic
  • Out-patient Hysteroscopy and Out-patient endometrial ablation clinics
  • Pregnancy Counselling Clinic (termination of pregnancy)

Appointments

Patients with general gynaecological problems are referred by their GP who will send a referral letter to Wirral Women and Children's Hospital or give you a reference number which will enable you to access the Choose and Book system. Further information is available at NHS Choose and Book (link on left) or by calling the Wirral Booking Office on 0151 604 7501. When calling the Wirral Booking Office, please have your reference number and password available.

Where are we based?

Outpatient Services are provided on the ground floor of the Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital. Dedicated gynaecology theatres are also based here.

The Gynaecology Treatment Centre and the Gyanecology ward (ward 54) are on the first floor.

Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)

Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)

We offer a fast-track nurse led comprehensive service for women referred by their GP with urgent gynaecological problems. Most women can be seen on the same day of referral.

Services Available

  • Diagnosis and management of women with severe pain or bleeding
  • Diagnosis and management of women found or suspected to have pelvic masses, such as fibroids and ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic ultrasound

Routine Investigations

  • Patients will initially be seen by our nurse specialists with medical support if needed
  • Patients will usually require an ultrasound scan of the pelvis in order to examine the womb and ovaries. This may be performed with a scan through the abdomen or an internal scan through the vagina using a slim probe
  • Some patients will require extra procedures such as biopsy sample from inside the womb, smear tests and swabs. Patients may also require blood tests to help in the diagnosis of their condition.

Appointments

Patients can be referred to the service by telephone through their GP, directly from our ultrasound department or by another health professional. Most investigations are performed within the unit at the first visit.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.30pm