Gynaecology is the medical practice that deals with the health of the female reproductive system, such as the vagina, ovaries and breasts.
Our team of gynaecologists at The Royal Oldham Hospital diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions that affect only women; from pelvic pain and period problems through to more serious conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer. We also treat fertility conditions, menopause and early pregnancy symptoms as well as performing hysterectomy surgery.
The gynaecology service at The Royal Oldham Hospital provides emergency and elective care to women in Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.
We specialise in diagnostic and treatment endoscopy (performing colposcopy, hysteroscopy, and treatment where possible for abnormalities on the same day). These services are on both Oldham and Fairfield sites to enable your care to be closer to home.
We have emergency inpatient beds at Oldham for women suffering early pregnancy loss, either as ectopic pregnancies or miscarriage. We provide specialist bereavement care for these women and in reach to them for subsequent pregnancies to provide reassurance and support.
We also have a Gynaecology assessment unit and an early pregnancy unit which deliver care to women under 16 weeks gestation as well as supporting women through non pregnancy related referrals.
We have Gynaecology Macmillan specialist nurses who support women through diagnostic procedures, treatment planning and end of life care where appropriate.
We also have an elective surgical team who can deliver these services at Oldham and Bury, and our Outpatients departments provide medical and nurse led follow up clinics to ensure good recovery and reduction in symptoms.
If you are experiencing any symptoms during your pregnancy and you'd like some advice, please contact our gynaecology team. You can contact the team by calling the number on the right.
Services Offered - By Site
Colposcopy - Available at Oldham and Bury
Hysteroscopy - Available at Oldham and Bury
2WW Clinics - Available at Oldham and Bury
Sub Fertility - Available at Oldham
Endometriosis Clinics - Available at Oldham
Prostap Clinics - Available at Oldham
Elective Surgery - Available at Oldham and Bury
Emergency Surgery - Available at Oldham
Early Preganancy Support - Available at Oldham
Gynae Assessment Unit - Available at Oldham
Urogynae Clinics - Available at Oldham and Rochdale
Gynae Macmillan Service - Available at Oldham, Bury and Salford
What to Expect
If your visit to us is planned, we will send you information around what you need and what will happen when we send your appointment.
If your visit to us is an emergency, we will provide you with all you need until a family member can bring your own personal things in for you.
Referrals into our services are taken from:
- Community Midwife
- Emergency Department (ED)
- Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
There are no self-referral routes except for women suffering multiple miscarriages, who will be given the direct contact for the Early Pregnancy Specialist Nurses.
Common complications in pregnancy
Our gynaecology team provide a wide range of advice to women and their families on a range of common complications that can occur during pregnancy.
Sometimes complications can happen during your pregnancy, but your midwife and our obstetricians and gynaecology team are here to support you. Speak to them as soon as you think you have any symptoms.
Tommy’s website gives a great overview of some of the common complications that can occur during pregnancy.
- Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
- Weak cervix
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- Type 1 or 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Fetal growth restrictions (Intrauterine Growth Restriction)
- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
- Group B Strep (Strep B)
- Hyperemesis gravidarum (Severe morning sickness)
- Intrauterine Infection (Chorioamnioitis)
- Low-lying placenta (Placenta Praevia)
- Pelvic pain in pregnancy (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) SPD or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
- Retained placenta
- Uterine abnormality – Problems of the womb
- Vasa Praevia
- Waters breaking early (Pre-term pre-labour rupture of membranes) PPROM