We are a specialised unit for women with emergency gynaecological conditions. We provide access to diagnostic ultrasound and bloods with onward referral to appropriate treatment, clinics and specialties.
Expected conditions include:
We aim to see you within 4 hours of arriving to the unit. However emergency patients are seen by the same staff on the ward so there may occasionally be a delay.
Our nurse coordinator will ask you to provide a urine sample and your temperature and blood pressure will be checked. Your consultation will be with one of our doctors. An in depth history of your symptoms will be taken. Decisions will be made as to which tests or investigations you may require for example blood tests, having a speculum inserted into your vagina and swabs taken, an abdominal examination and an ultrasound.
After your investigations, your doctor may:
These decisions will be undertaken with your consent.
11th floor, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital
Women with gynaecological conditions may be referred via the following:
This is not a walk in clinic however it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with all referrals triaged by the Gynaecological Registrar on-call on bleep 8618.
GPs should refer emergency patients via the Professional Support Line on 0300 130 3045.
01444 448730 2nd floor, Princess Royal Hospital
01273 523191 Level 11, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital
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