Gynaecology services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital are delivered within the surgical division, but predominantly on The Women’s Health Unit in The Scarsdale Wing.
Why might I be referred to you?
Our team of gynaecologists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals will provide care, support and advice on a range of gynaecological problems. These include:
- Heavy, painful periods
- Urinary incontinence
- Gynaecological cancer
- Abnormal smears or vaginal bleeding
- Bleeding & pain in early pregnancy
- Miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage
- Unwanted pregnancy
Please be reassured that we will always strive to deliver the best possible care we can for you and in return ask that you respect our staff at all times.
Can I self-refer to see a Gynaecologist?
No, unfortunately, we do not accept self-referrals. A referral should be made via your GP, Derbyshire Health United, Community Midwife or our Emergency Department.
Where can I find The Women’s Health Unit?
The Women’s Health Unit is located on the First/Top floor in The Scarsdale Wing Entrance of the hospital (the maternity entrance).
The nearest car parks are 4, 5 & 6. Please allow sufficient time to park, particularly if attending between 9am-5pm, as spaces are sometimes difficult to find, due to demand. The Royal Rider is situated in the main hospital concourse for our patients who may need help to reach the department, due to mobility problems.
For a map of the Hospital, please click here.
We are open 7am-10pm, 7 days a week. At other times you may be advised to attend the Emergency department or Trinity Ward.
Useful Contact Numbers
Nurse’s station: 01246 512465
Reception: (7.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday) 01246 512424 or 513224
Emergency Department: 01246 512001
Who will I meet?
Staff Nurse, HCA, reception staff. Sisters, Matron, Ward assistant, Doctors, porters, theatre staff, midwives.
You may be referred to see a Gynaecologist within our out-patient department due to:
- Heavy or painful periods
- Pelvic pain or endometriosis
- A prolapse of the womb
- Vulval disease
- Vaginal discharge
- Other gynaecological symptoms.
During your consultation you may see a male or female doctor. Please mention to our staff if you have a particular preference.
We always try and see patients as close to their appointment time as possible, but would appreciate your patience if we keep you waiting. This is never intentional, but may mean someone before you needs longer than we anticipated.
What will happen at this appointment?
Firstly the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms and reason for referral. It can be helpful to write any symptoms down and bring this information to your appointment.
The doctor may ask to examine you; this enables them to assess your pelvis. We may also use an instrument called a speculum; this allows us to look at your cervix and vaginal walls. A chaperone will always be with you during any examination.
During the examination the doctor may take some swabs, to test for infection or take a small sample from the lining of your womb, to check for any abnormality.
It is possible that treatment may be suggested and sometimes started straight away, or the doctor may feel that surgery would be the best option for you. Please feel free to ask any questions about what is happening, as we appreciate that coming to hospital can be a worrying time for many people.
It can take several weeks for any test results to be available. Please be assured we will communicate these with you as soon as possible. We would appreciate it if you don’t call the hospital for the results.
If you require major surgery, like a hysterectomy, you will be cared for within the surgical division, not on Women’s Health Unit.
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