About our women's ambulatory day unit (WADU)
We are a service for acute gynaecological and early pregnancy problems. We look after women up to 18 weeks of pregnancy for a variety of problems in a specially designed emergency area, including clinic rooms, scan facilities and treatment areas.
Conditions we treat
- Early pregnancy complications, including bleeding and pain
- Acute vulval and vaginal problems
- Acute pelvic pain
How to prepare for your visit
Please note, we are not a walk-in service.
If you are visiting us for an emergency, you will normally have been via our A&E or referred from your GP. We are not appointment based, so you may have to wait if our service is busy. During the consultation, you will be asked questions about your current problem and medical history. You may require an examination which may include an internal examination. Chaperones are available. You may need blood tests or swabs. If you require a scan or other investigation, you might need to come back another day.
If you are visiting us for a booked scan appointment, please note this scan will usually be an internal scan (transvaginal ultrasound) and a chaperone is available.
We are able to offer same day treatment for lots of women that visit us.
One such treatment is medical management for miscarriage (using tablets to treat pregnancy loss). It is usually possible for you to go home the same day if the pregnancy was less than 12 weeks gestation. We also offer surgical treatment under general anaesthetic and manual vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic for early pregnancy loss, but this would usually require you to come back for a separate appointment.
We can usually arrange for treatment of hyperemesis (excessive pregnancy vomiting) to be continued at home by our colleagues at NorthMid@Home, a specialised nurses who offer community care.
Where to find us
WADU – Tower block, floor 0 (next to pathology)
Meet our team
- Beena Subba
- Ashwini Kulkarni
- Viswa Sivashanmugarajan
- Schahrazed Rouabhi
- Constance Ncube
- Jayshree Patel
- Musa Moyo
- Christiana Falayi
- Jacqueline Persaud