UPDATE: We are doing telephone consultation for abortion care as per RCOG COVID-19 guidance. The Abortion Care team will decide if you need to be seen face to face. We will be asking for your telephone number and email address for communication.
We understand that a positive pregnancy test isn’t always welcome news. If you are considering a termination/abortion you can be referred via your GP practice or sexual health clinic. We also now accept self-referrals. To make an appointment, please contact 01246 512424 or 513224 between 8am - 4pm Monday-Friday.
What will happen when I attend the hospital?
- Your initial appointment will take place on the Women's Health Unit on the Scarsdale Wing, First Floor. This will involve you having an ultrasound scan (this may be done abdominally or vaginally), a consultation and possible examination with a doctor and then a further discussion with a nurse. We will also need you to have some blood taken. This consultation will allow you to decide whether to proceed with termination and which method may be best for you. It is unlikely that your termination will be completed the same day. However we do aim to complete any procedure as quickly as possible.
- Your appointment may last for 1-2 hours, so please allow plenty of time.
- A termination can be carried out in different ways. We will discuss this with you during your consultation, but you may want to have a read through our patient information leaflets before attending the hospital.
I’m not sure how many weeks pregnant I am, can I have a termination at any stage?
- At Chesterfield Royal Hospital we offer termination up to 17 weeks and 5 days. If you are over this stage, we will advise you on your options.
What if I’m not sure?
- It is important that before commencing any treatment or procedure that you are sure this is the right decision for you. If there is any doubt we will arrange a follow up appointment for you, to allow you to consider the decision more.
- If you change your mind after arranging a date, that is not a problem. Please give us a call so that we can potentially offer this appointment to another patient.
I don’t want anyone to know. Will you tell them?
- Any procedure that is carried out in hospital is confidential and we won’t discuss it with anyone, unless we have your permission. (The only exclusion to this is where we may be concerned about child exploitation or safeguarding concerns).
- We write to the person that referred you to the clinic or your GP if you self referred.