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In an emergency

In the case of an emergency, we operate a gynaecology Emergency Room, located on the ground floor of the Crown Street site. It is open 24-hours a day every day of the year. Scans are available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm. Weekend scans are available in the ultrasound department by appointment only.

Who should attend?

Unlike a general hospital, we only treat women who have urgent gynaecological problems or women with problems in early pregnancy (at less than 16 weeks). You should refer to your local general hospital for all other emergency health problems. In the first instance, we advise you to contact us on 0151 702 4140 to check if you should attend and we will advise you accordingly. We also see patients who are referred by their GP, other hospitals or specialist clinics such as Abacus Family Planning and Women’s Health Services or Brook Advisory Service.

On arrival

When you arrive at the Emergency Room you will be seen by a nurse who will take your personal details and ask about your symptoms. According to your needs you will be seen by one of the clinical team of nurses, specialist nurses, junior doctors, registrars and consultants.

As is to be expected in emergency cases, the service we provide is not scheduled so waiting times may vary depending on how busy we are and the clinical urgency. We do try to see people as soon as possible.