Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries). It can also be called Women's Health Services.

The Gynaecology Service is committed to the provision of the highest quality patient focused care and treatment.  Our consultant led services are delivered by skilled and dedicated teams including consultant surgeons and specialist nurses.

The General Gynaecology Service provides a complete range of assessment, investigations and treatment options and offers wide range of specialist services including:

  • General Gynaecology Outpatients
  • Urogynaecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Vulvoscopy
  • Menopause clinic
  • Level 3 Family Planning
  • Fertility
  • Outpatient hysteroscopy
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit                        
  • Gynaecological Oncology (cancer)                      
  • Gynaecology Assessment Unit
  • Gynaecology Ward and Breast Care             
  • Gynaecology Day Case Unit
 

Our gynaecology services strive to provide a high quality dynamic, integrated, family centred service, meeting the care needs of the population we serve, both in hospital and in the community.

The Gynaecology Teams at all levels are highly skilled and motivated with a commitment to deliver continual improvements, responding in a timely manner to national and local guidelines.

We have a proven Governance (Quality) record which includes the recognition of NHSLA Level 3 (Quality standards) for our Services and delivery in accordance with standards set by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) across all our Specialties.

Innovation and implementation of new technologies have been at the forefront of recent service development for example we are currently developing our laparoscopic services which on completion will enable us to deliver Centre of Excellence Minimal Access (keyhole) Surgery.

We will continue to drive initiatives and innovations forward to further enhance our Services.

Where to find us

The Gynaecology inpatient services are delivered from the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital. 

The design of this purpose built unit was significantly influenced by the clinical teams and local women to ensure it met the needs of the women who access our services. 

The 24 bedded Gynaecology and Breast Care Ward includes 8 en-suite side wards and 5 four bedded bays with shower and toilet facilities.  This enables us to ensure privacy and dignity is maintained.

The ward is co-located with the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Assessment Units, Day Case Unit and Gynaecology Theatres which are all units delivering women only services.

Gynaecology Outpatient Clinics are delivered from:

Amenity beds

What is an amenity bed?

 An Amenity Bed is available to NHS patients who wish to pay for the privacy of a single en-suite room during their stay in the Lancashire Womens and New-born centre at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 

Can I pre-book an amenity bed? 

Amenity Beds are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. You request an Amenity bed, on notification of your admission date. These rooms are booked on a first come first served basis and cannot be booked in advance.  During periods of high occupancy on the ward or due to clinical requirements, Amenity Beds may not be available. If you are occupying an Amenity Bed that is needed for a clinical reason by another patient, we will need to relocate you to an alternative room or in a ward area.

How much does it cost?

A charge of £130 per overnight stay (or £80 up to 12 hours) is payable for each night spent in an Amenity Bed. This provides you with a single private en-suite room. Payment is for room only and does not constitute private medical treatment /care.

How do I pay?

An Amenity room booking form should be completed on the day of admission and day of  discharge from the room. Rooms will be charged on a per overnight stay basis. When you leave to go home, payment will be taken for the number of nights the room has been used. Following your discharge an invoice will be forwarded to your home address. We do not deal with insurance companies direct.