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We offer a number of health and treatment services targeting women. If you are looking for generic information however on women’s health, please visit the NHS Choices website by clicking here 

Bladder Cancer Treatment Clinic

This treatment service is available to women and men who have a diagnosis of bladder cancer. This condition is diagnosed by a Consultant urologist and treatment is then arranged by the Urology Nurse Practitioners.

Our clinic is held at Clatterbridge Hospital every Wednesday afternoon. The treatment consists of a therapeutic solution administered into the bladder of the patient. The treatment is initially given weekly then at the discretion of the Consultant Urologist.

Breast Cancer

We have four breast surgeons, who are based at the Wirral Breast Centre at Clatterbridge Hospital. They are supported by four Clinical Nurse Specialists (key workers) and one Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

The team will get together each week in which all patients with suspected or diagnosed breast cancer are discussed. Plans for treatment are then agreed.

The breast unit clinics are within the breast screening unit. This allows the patient to be referred quickly from the screening department and also allows for diagnostic tests to be carried out on your first appointment with a breast surgeon.

Surgical procedures carried out by the breast team include mastectomy and breast reconstruction. They also provide family history clinics and assessment under the national guidance for entry in to the family history screening programme.

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. It is required as part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme to investigate women who have had abnormal cervical smears and to help decide if treatment is needed.

Most women who have an abnormal smear will not develop cervical cancer, and the colposcopic examination helps to identify the women who are at high risk and arrange for them to be treated before the abnormality becomes serious.

The unit also sees women who have been noted to have an abnormality or abnormal symptoms of the cervix, vagina or vulva.

Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

The Early Pregnancy Unit provides services for women with complications of pregnancy such as pain or bleeding up to 16 weeks gestation.

This is an urgent clinic for pregnancy related problems, occurring from six to 16 weeks gestation.

Endometriosis

Our Women and Children’s Hospital provides a specialist Endometriosis Service.

This can be quite a common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb. This could be in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel vagina or rectum.

Our unit is an accredited centre for the treatment of endometriosis and performs extensive surgical procedures in this speciality.

Fertility Service

The fertility clinic at our Women and Children’s Hospital provides a consultant delivered service for the investigation and treatment of couples with fertility problems.

Our aim is to complete investigations in a prompt and timely manner so treatment can start within 6 weeks of initial consultation.

Gynaecology

The Gynaecology Unit at Wirral Women and Children's Hospital provides outpatient care for approximately 8000 patients and performs 4500 gynaecology surgical procedures per year.

The ward provides care for several sub-specialities; these include oncology, urodynamics, fertility and an extensive range of laparoscopic procedures including the treatment of endometriosis.

Click the link below for further details about this service:
Gynaecology Service

 

Interstitial Cystitis Clinics

This service is available to both women and men who suffer from Interstitial Cystitis. This condition is diagnosed by a Consultant urologist and treatment is then arranged by the Urology Nurse Practitioners.

We have four clinics per week allowing for patient choice when is most suitable.

Treatment consists of a therapeutic solution painlessly administered into the bladder of the patient. The treatment is initially given weekly then at the discretion of the patients needs, normally monthly.

Sexual Health Wirral

Sexual Health Wirral provides free and confidential information advice and treatments for women living in Wirral regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality.

Sexual Health Wirral is a joint initiative by local NHS organisations and other agencies to ensure there is a simple, up to date source of support, information and services in the area.

Referral onto specialised services including the HIV service in our Trust is seamless. Dedicated HIV clinics are available twice a week delivered by a specialist multidisciplinary team.

Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Clinic

We offer a comprehensive service for women of all ages who suffer with bladder and bowel incontinence and prolapse of the genital organs. This service works in tandem with the Wirral Integrated Continence Service.

In addition to providing a specialist service for women with recurrent prolapse, we are also a national training centre for reconstructive and pelvic floor surgery.

 

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