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Emergency Gynaecology Unit (EGU)

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Emergency Gynaecology Unit (EGU) 

Where will I be seen?

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – the emergency gynaecology department is located on the ground floor of the Maternity Department.

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital – the service is located in Ward 56 which can be found on the first floor.

Royal Alexandra Hospital – the emergency gynaecology service is located on the ground floor of the maternity block. 

Accessing the services:

The emergency gynaecology departments are available to patients who need seen urgently and cannot wait for an outpatient appointment. This may include certain patients with early pregnancy problems. 

You will either be referred directly to Emergency Gynaecology by your GP or transferred from the relevant hospitals Emergency Department (A+E).

You can attend this unit only if your General Practitioner (GP) has assessed you and has discussed your case with the consultant on-call. If you have not been assessed by your GP and you feel your case is an emergency, you should attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


What will happen when I arrive in the unit?


When you arrive in Emergency Gynaecology Unit, a member of staff will register your details and carry out some basic observations (blood pressure, pulse, temperature and urine checks). A doctor will talk to you about your symptoms and after discussion carry out any examinations, tests, scans or investigations needed. You may be able to go home after these things have been completed although some women need to be admitted to the ward.

If you attend over the weekend or in the evening, your scan may be arranged for the next available appointment, which may be 2-3 days later.


What else do I need to know?

If you have been discharged from our care but your symptoms return in the interim, please contact us for further advice. We will provide you with follow up contact details when you are discharged.

Follow up appointments:

In some cases you may be asked to return for repeat blood tests or scans. You will be given an appointment time for this.

Please note that whilst we make every effort to see you at the appointed time, it is not always possible if there are unwell or upset patients needing to be seen urgently.

Our staff

The emergency gynaecology service is a consultant-led service. The majority of patients are assessed and managed by our nurses, who have been specially trained to care for women with gynaecology problems, with consultant and medical support available.


Contact details:

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Gynaecology Emergency department - 0141 201 2249

Charge nurses Jill McCafferty, Evonne Nicholson

Welcome to the Department leaflet

Gynaecology Emergency information leaflet


Princess Royal Maternity Hospital ward 56 – 0141 211 4433

Senior ward manager Sister Julie Graham


Royal Alexandra Hospital gynaecology emergency department

Nurse Practitioner -  Pauline Turner

Telephone:: 0141 314 7082


Useful leaflets;


Information for patients about the Gynaecology Emergency Department QEUH - MIS 199912

Patient info leaflet for MVA

Patient info leaflet for word catheter

Last Updated: 27 May 2021