Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Gynaecological Oncology

Last updated: 07 July 2021

D level

About us

The gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat cancers and pre-cancers of the endometrium (womb lining), ovaries, cervix (neck of the womb), vulva, and vagina.

All patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer are discussed at a weekly multi- disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting. The Gynaecological Oncology multidisciplinary team (MDT) comprises of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, two clinical nurse specialists (Key Workers) and research nurses.

The benefit of this approach is that the team members plan and agree a recommended pathway of treatment. This could include investigations such as MRI/CT scans or biopsies specifically to individual patients needs, delivering patient centered care as timely as possible.

The team works collaboratively with other specialties such as colorectal, urology and anaesthetics. We also have good links with the hospital based palliative care team and their colleagues in the community.

The team is pleased to be able to offer the patient the opportunity to take part in current clinical trials - screening for cervical, womb and ovarian cancers and treatment for ovarian cancers. There is also another study looking at quality of life, and living with and beyond cancer.

Supporting you

The service aims to provide a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in gynaecology at your first clinic appointment. Your CNS offers support and advice in the following areas:

  • Pre and post surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Managing symptoms after treatments
  • Fertility issues, and sexual/intimacy concerns
  • Psychological support for patients and family members

They will also refer or sign post to other services such as Macmillan for financial advice, or whatever help you may need.

 

Our staff

The core team comprises of:

Consultants:

Mr. Dirk Brinkmann

Mr. Francis Gardner

Miss Natalia Povolotskaya

Mr. Robert Woolas 

Gynaecology Oncology CNS Macmillan:

Emma Barber

Gilly Eldridge

Maria Hayes 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 4pm

Referral information

Referral via your GP

Where to find us

Gynaecology Outpatients is located on D Level, QA Hospital.

Use lift area 2 (main entrance).

Contact information

02392 286000 extension 4226

Mobile: 07718 423426

Related wards

B4

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

Lift Area 2

Contact

02392 286000 ext. 4219/3219/4215

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