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We are a doctor led specialised unit for women who present as an emergency with acute gynaecological conditions such as:
You may have been referred here by the following:
This is not a walk in clinic although open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All referrals are triaged and accepted by the Gynaecology Registrar or Consultant on call who would have notified the nurses prior to arrival.
We aim to meet the government waiting times and see you within 4 hours of arrival to the GAU. However emergency patients are seen by the same staff on the ward so there may occasionally be a delay.
When you first arrive a nurse will:
You will then be seen by a doctor who will:
Your doctor will interpret the results and talk to you about a treatment plan. This may be:
These decisions will be taken with your consent.
Patient UK.(2010) Information leaflets (www.patient.co.uk)
BSUH NHS Trust (2012) GP005 Emergency Gynaecology Admissions and Gynaecology Assessment Unit
Produced by Ward Sisters Samantha Nair and Samantha Backley.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: March 2021
Review Date: December 2023