Important information

Pleae take a moment to read the information below before submitting a self-referral form. 

If your concern is urgent and you have any of the symptoms below, please go to your nearest emergency department (ED) or the gynaecology emergency unit at Queen’s Hospital. You may have to wait up to 4-6 hours to be seen by a doctor/advanced nurse practitioner depending on the urgency and severity of your medical condition. 

  • You're concerned about the heaviness of your bleeding and notice clots about the size of a golf ball and the bleeding is continuous, more than your normal period. 
  • You're concerned about the amount of tummy pain you have, and the pain is on the lower abdomen and more on one side.
  • You have pain in your shoulder tips.
  • Unable to walk due to severity of pain.
  • Look pale, feel dizzy, unsteady or clammy.
  • You're experiencing severe vomiting and/or diarrhea in early pregnancy.

In the GEU you will be triaged by a nurse within 30 minutes. You will then be seen by the doctor/advanced nurse practitioner according to clinical priority. You may have to wait up to 4-6 hours to be seen if not clinically indicated. 

If you do not have any of the above symptoms but are having mild bleeding and mild pain and are less than 12 weeks, please read the health information section and if you feel that you need to be seen please complete the self-referral form and click submit. 

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What area do we cover?

If your local hospital is not Queen’s or King George, please contact your local EPU (Newham, Homerton, Whips Cross, Royal London all have their own EPU units dedicated for early pregnancy complications.

We see all emergency cases who need to be assessed but do not provide non urgent scan service to patients coming from following postcodes:

  • IG11
  • IG2
  • IG1
  • IG6
  • IG7 

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.

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