Gynaecology services

Cornflower B is a 23 bed in-patients gynaecology ward admitting both elective and non-elective patients presenting with gynaecological conditions.

The ward is a dedicated female-focused unit where the average length of stay is less than two days. The ward caters for women experiencing problems in pregnancy up to 20 weeks gestation and is supported by a psychotherapist and chaplaincy service.

An independent Emergency Gynaecology Assessment unit (EGAU) is situated on the ward. The unit provides a 24-hour, seven days a week service to women who present with a wide variety of gynaecological conditions, some of which are non-urgent and some are life-threatening often requiring immediate surgery or rapid intervention.  The emergency unit current sees 1400 women per month and this number is increasing.

There is also an independent Early Pregnancy Assessment unit (EPAU) that provides a nurse-led service between the hours of 8am to 8pm, seven days a week to women experiencing problems with their pregnancy at less than 12 weeks gestation. This unit sees approximately 650 women per month.

Gynaecology outpatient services are delivered across both sites, and also provides an outreach service at Brentwood Hospital and Harold Wood Polyclinic. The service at Queen's Hospital delivers a wide range of gynaecological outpatient services and procedures such as routine clinic appointments, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, vulval clinics, urodynamic and endometriosis clinics and gynaecology oncology services.

The sub-fertility department delivers a clinic led service to couples who have difficulty conceiving and also incorporates a satellite IVF service in partnership with Guys and St Thomas.

The gynaecology nurse-led pre-assessment clinic runs Monday to Friday and assesses women prior to scheduled surgery.

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