Gynaecology is the branch of medicine which deals with the health of the female reproductive system.
The Women’s Health Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital aims to provide the most up to date care in the complete range of gynaecological problems. Gynaecology is the branch of medicine which deals with the health of the female reproductive system.
Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who have expert knowledge in their particular field of interest. Research and development in the latest clinical care and treatment is also an important part of our work.
Our team provides an integrated service across Saint Mary’s and Wythenshawe hospitals. This enables us to offer our patients efficient and rapid access to the treatment of their choice in the most convenient location for them.
For example, we have been able to introduce an additional dedicated urgent gynaecological surgery list. Women initially treated at Wythenshawe can now choose to join the surgical list at Saint Mary’s and women treated at Saint Mary’s have the choice of going to Wythenshawe to have their pre-op appointment and surgery. This will ensure that surgery is not delayed or postponed, there is a less risk of any condition worsening and patients receive quicker and more convenient treatment.
Saint Mary’s is also a regional referral centre for gynaecological oncology, urogynaecology and reproductive medicine. We specialise in modern, minimally invasive techniques for surgery, enabling a shorter stay in hospital plus a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.
The Women’s Health Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital
Our self-contained unit opened in 2010 and offers purpose-built facilities for the care of female patients and contains:
- A 26-bed ward for breast and gynaecological patients.
- Two pre-op assessment areas – one for breast care and one for gynaecology.
- A Gynaecological Assessment Unit.
- An Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit [link to antenatal care section of obstetrics pages on Wythenshawe website]
- A Women’s Health Suite which offers outpatient clinics such as the fast-access Post-Menopausal Bleed Clinic and minor procedures to investigate gynaecological conditions such as hysteroscopies, biopsies, colposcopies and hycosy ultrasound.
The Gynaecological Assessment Unit is for women with minor gynaecological conditions, abdominal pain or bleeding, who would otherwise normally be seen in A&E. The Post-Menopausal Bleed Clinic is a designated service for 2 Week Wait GP referrals.
In addition to the services delivered at the Women’s Health Unit, our patients also have access to other specialist services provided by Saint Mary’s Hospital. These include reproductive medicine, menopause, urogynaecology and recurrent miscarriage services and also the Emergency Gynaecology Unit. You can read more about all these services at https://mft.nhs.uk/saint-marys/services/gynaecology/.
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Inter-menstrual bleeding
- Post-coital bleeding
- As part of fertility investigations
- Lost or embedded coils
- HNPCC screening (Hereditary non-polypoidol colonic carcinoma) screening
- Screening for cancer.
Currently the service offers diagnostic investigations and a range of treatments, including:
- Removal of endometrial polyps
- Removal of septums
- Removal of coils/insertions of coils
We are developing our service to include endometrial ablations and sterilisations via hysteroscopy.
Depending in the availability of appointments, you may be offered the choice of attending the colposcopy or hysteroscopy service at Wythenshawe or Saint Mary’s. Find out more at https://mft.nhs.uk/saint-marys/services/gynaecology/colposcopy/ and https://mft.nhs.uk/saint-marys/services/gynaecology/hysteroscopy/.
Urgent gynaecological surgery
Gynaecology Oncology – Cancer Services
We accept referrals from GPs, midwives, other consultants and the Emergency Department.
Phone: 0161 291 5060
Colposcopy appointments via waiting list – 0161 291 2907
Smear appointments and general enquiries – 0161 291 5446
Nurse Colposcopist – 0161 291 5446
The Women’s Health Unit and Colposcopy Unit are located on Ward F16 on the link corridor between the Education and Research Centre and the main hospital building, in the Orange Zone. If you are arriving by car, you can park in the Maternity car park off Floats Road, at the rear of the site.
- Dr Muhammad Ahsan Akhtar - Consultant Gynaecologist in Reproductive Medicine & Andrology, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
- Dr Gail Busby - Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Richard Clayton - Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
- Professor Emma Crosbie - Professor of Gynaecological Oncology
- Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald - Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Cathrine Holland - Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Oncologist
- Dr Rosemary Howell - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
- Dr Rohna Kearney - Consultant Urogynaecologist
- Dr Kenneth Ma - Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Kingshuk Majumder - Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Raj Mathur - Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
- Dr Lamiya Mohiyiddeen - Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
- Dr Kristina Naidoo - Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Fiona Reid - Consultant Urogynaecologist
- Dr Mourad W Seif - Senior Lecturer/Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr Karen Ward - Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Urogynaecology
- Dr Ursula Winters - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist