Emergency Gynaecology Unit

EGU is a specialist unit which manages acute gynaecology problems, such as pelvic pain, post gynaecology surgical problems, severe vomiting in early pregnancy (hyperemesis), heavy menstrual bleeding (severe menorrhagia), vulval problems, and acute pelvic inflammatory disease. We also see women from early pregnancy problems up to 15 week.

This service is lead by EGU nurses, sonographers and the on-call gynaecology medical team (including a lead consultant gynaecologist).

We are open from:

  • Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8.00am to 2.00pm

Making an Appointment

Appointments can be made by GPs, A&E (fast track) or other health professionals.

Information is available a number of gynaecology conditions see patient information.

What to Expect

Appointments are usually available that day or the next day. Patients will be seen by a nurse, and then medical staff will assess and plan any investigations necessary. An ultrasound scan will be performed if required. The scan may be done externally through the abdomen, or internally through the vagina.

Ongoing Support

Gynaecology nurses provide ongoing support for women seen in the EGU.


Key Staff

  • Mr Alexander Oboh
    Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Janet Cairns
    Divisional Nurse and Head of Midwifery