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…

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.

Colposcopy Service

Last updated: 19 October 2021

D level

We offer the following services:

  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical Smear test
  • Cervical biopsy
  • LLetz treatment (Loop Diathermy)
  • Vault smears

Our colposcopy clinics run Monday to Friday with morning and afternoon sessions.

For more information you may visit these websites:

Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Referral information

You will be referred to the clinic by direct referral from the screening programme if you have had an abnormal smear test.  Your GP will refer you for any other conditions that require investigation at the Colposcopy clinic. 

The clinic does not accept self-referrals.

Patients will be seen within two, four or six weeks depending on the referral. You may bring one relative/friend for support with you to the clinic.

You may be referred for one of the following reasons:

  • Abnormal smear test
  • GP unable to take smear test
  • Bleeding after sex/Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Suspicious looking cervix

Where to find us

We are located at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Gynaecology Outpatients on D level near lift area 2.

Contact information

Colposcopy Office: Please call 02392 286000 and then use ext 4234. (Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Mobile number: 07714 270720 (answer phone available)

Nurse colposcopist: Please call 02392 286000 and then use ext 4220 - (answer phone available) or bleep 0096

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