Gynaecology

Gynaecology is concerned with all aspects of women’s reproductive health.
The Gynae service offers a wide range of inpatient ,outpatient and community-based services to women.  These include:

  • Sexual Health and Reproductive Advice
    Clinics are held at a number of convenient locations, providing information and advice on issues such as contraception and sexual health.   read more

  • Urogynaecology
    This concerns problems of the female urinary and genital tract. As they are close together, there can often be coexistent disorderssuch as Urinary Incontinence, Recurrent Urinary infections/cystitis or Prolapse.

  • Cervical screening
    Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman's cervix (the neck of the womb).

  • Colposcopy
    A colposcopy is usually carried out when a regular cervical screening test shows up some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.  . Many woman have abnormal smears and this does not mean you have cancer, but that small changes have been found that need further investigation.

    A Colposcopy will feel similar to having a regular cervical screening test, but allows the colposcopist to see an enlarged 3-D view of the cervix, and find out if treatment is required.

  • Early pregnancy advice
    Women up to 15 weeks pregnant may attend a clinic if they are experiencing symptoms such as bleeding, pain, or have had previous miscarriages. The clinics will provide assessment and advice on problems of early pregnancy

  • Local and regional Gynae Oncology services.
    This service is for women who have a suspected or diagnosed gynaecological cancer such as cervical cancer.


How to access this service

Patients are referred to the hospital and outpatient services by their GP or by a hospital consultant. A new appointment is usually issued within nine weeks of receiving the referral letter.

Patients can self refer to the Sexual Health and Reproductive service.

Early Pregnancy services can be accessed through your GP, Emergency departments or by self referral.


Location

In-patient services:

Outpatient services:

Outpatient facilities are available in the above hospitals and also in the Bradbury Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Sexual Health and Reproductive  clinics are widely available with locations in Bangor, Belfast and Lisburn.

Early pregnancy and emergency Gynae clinics are available in: