Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Emergency Unit

Pregnant woman holding belly.

The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) and Gynaecology Emergency Unit (GEU) are based at Queen’s Hospital, Sunrise B Ward. 

The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) is a nurse-led service which provides specialist care for women who have, or who have had the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding and/or pain in early pregnancy up to 12 weeks
  • A positive pregnancy test and a scan result showing a pregnancy of unknown location with pain, bleeding or other relevant symptoms
  • A previous ectopic pregnancy (at six weeks gestation they can be referred for a scan)
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • A previous molar pregnancy, not less than 8 weeks gestation.

We provide: 

  • Urgent planned appointments
  • Support during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Early scans for people who have been seen in our recurrent miscarriage clinic and /or are on treatment for previous miscarriages
  • Early scans for patients who have previously had a ectopic pregnancy

Gynaecological emergency:

If you're not pregnant and have a non-urgent gynaecological problem, contact your GP who can refer you appropriately. If you have had a gynaecology procedure/surgery and are experiencing problems, please follow the advice you were given when you left the hospital where you were operated and contact your GP. If it's an emergency, please go to your local emergency department (ED) or come to GEU at Queen’s Hospital.

Please click here or scan the QR code to Self-refer online. Early Pregnancy Unit - Self-referral QR code

This service should not be used if you're trying to register for our maternity and antenatal services.

Key staff

Consultants - EPU:  

Ms Mona Sharma 

Ms Anjita Sinha 

Ms Alina Unipan 

EPU is a mainly nurse-led unit which is overseen by consultants.

We have four EPU nurses:

Michelle Stanley 

Lyn Robinson 

Maria Anius 

Myleene O'Toole 

The Gynaecology Emergency Unit is led by advanced nurse practitioners and doctors.

We have two advanced nurse practitioners: 

Shiby Vargese

Jiji Paul

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