Our gynaecology unit and women’s clinic are located in the Nightingale Centre with additional services, including our Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) and a 24 hour emergency triage service, located on the second floor of the Cardigan Building.
24 hour emergency triage service
Our 24 hour emergency triage service is based on Eastwood ward.
The emergency nurse on duty will prioritise patients according to
their need and condition:
- Women who arrive on the ward in a shocked condition and require
immediate medical attention
- Women with severe pain or bleeding who need medical attention
within 30 - 60 minutes.
- Women with problems that can safely wait more than one hour
without medical attention
Our aim is that you will be seen by a doctor as soon as
possible; however at busy times there may be a delay.
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)
The early pregnancy unit is located on Eastwood Ward on the
second floor of the Cardigan wing.
This unit aims to provide a dedicated service for women up to 17
weeks pregnant that are experiencing pain or bleeding, or have
previously experienced problems in early pregnancy.
Women over 17 weeks pregnant should contact MB1 on 01702
This is not a walk in service, we operate an appointment system
Our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday - 07:45 - 15:45
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00 midday
Contact numbers - 01702 385534 or 01702 385532
We have an answerphone service in place, if your call is not
answered please talk slowly and clearly leaving your name and
contact number and a member of the early pregnancy unit staff will
call you back.
Out of these hours and in the event of an emergency please
contact Eastwood ward on 01702 385077.
Once a date for your forthcoming surgery has been arranged you
will be invited to attend the pre-assessment clinic. This will be
approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your admission date. A senior
trained nurse will access your fitness for surgery and arrange any
further tests or investigations required.
You will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may
have regarding your forthcoming surgery or stay on the ward.
Post-op discharge group
This group was formed for our patients to discuss any problems
they had encountered following surgery. Attendees are free to share
their experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere over a cup
The nurse will be able to answer any questions relating to your
surgery (such as vaginal bleeding and discharge, wound problems,
HRT etc). A physiotherapist is also in attendance and will answer
questions relating to exercise and sporting activities (such as
swimming and aerobics). The physiotherapist will demonstrate
exercises for the group and, if necessary, give appointments for
the physiotherapy clinic.
The group usually runs every last Tuesday of the month at 14.00 in
the hospital's Education Centre.
Our cancer support group, COPES (Cervical, Ovarian, Perineal,
Endometrial Support) supports those affected by gynaecological
cancers and is also a registered charity. For more information please
visit the COPES website.
01702 435555 ext 6221
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit:
01702 435555 ext 3380 /
01702 435555 ext 6464