The Women's Outpatient Clinic and ward treat patients with gynaecological problems or conditions. These can include
- Gynaecological cancers and their precursors, and monitoring
- Vaginal discharge and hormonal disorders
- Urinary incontinence and gynaecological prolapses
- Abortions and miscarriages
The majority of gynaecological surgery patients arrive at the hospital on the morning of the operation. Most of the gynaecological surgeries are performed endoscopically. This enables the patient to be discharged faster, and promotes the recovery of the patients after the surgery.
Teaching and research operations are also a key part of the gynaecological unit.
Women's Outpatient Clinic
A referral from a physician is needed for the Women's Outpatient Clinic. The outpatient clinic includes special outpatient clinics for gynaecological cancer, infertility and urogynaecology. Minor gynaecological procedures and hysteroscopies under local anaesthesia are also performed at the outpatient clinic.
Women's Inpatient Ward
As well as surgical patients, the Women's Inpatient Ward includes patients receiving cytotoxic drug and radiation therapy. The ward also cares for patients who have had an abortion or a miscarriage, or who are suffering from problems in early pregnancy, such as nausea and vomiting.