Gynaecology

Average wait for routine first Outpatient appointment:

15.4
weeks

Gynaecology is the study of the female reproductive system, its functions, disorders and diseases.

We provide Gynaecology services at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH.

Fertility Service

We have dedicated fertility clinics at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The service is run by two highly qualified consultant gynaecologists and fertility specialists with extensive experience both in secondary fertility care and tertiary Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART), supported by a team of middle-grade medical staff. The ESHT Fertility Service provides advice, investigations and treatments to the secondary care level. These include the provision of comprehensive investigatory protocol, counselling and advice regarding diagnoses, and all fertility treatment short of ART.

Treatment modalities include ovulation induction therapies (eg. Clomid and Metformin) supported by a well-developed ultrasound follicular tracking service. Both consultants are experienced laparoscopic fertility surgeons, specialising in various operations including salpingostomy, ovarian drilling, ovarian cystectomy, and treatment of fertility related endometriosis.

The Fertility Service also works closely with local CCGs in formulating guidelines for NHS ART, and screening and referral of fertility couples for such treatment. The two Consultants Fertility Specialists provide seamless secondary and tertiary care for fertility couples under their care.

Urogynaecology Service

The urogynaecology service is accredited by the British society of Urogynaecology which is the governing body of the urogynaecology practice in UK. We are the only accredited unit in Sussex area. This is down to the defined and monitored standards of care, organisation and quality within urogynaecology unit. These standards are measurable, comparable and ensure delivering best practice according to the NICE guidance. The examining committee was  satisfied that the unit  provides a robust mechanism for ensuring quality control and practising clinical urogynaecology  at high standards and  value to service users, commissioners and providers.

The committee was also satisfied that we endeavour to improve patient care, encourage multidisciplinary working, and enhance prospects to grow and develop new services like out-patient treatment of stress in continence and obstetric ananl sphinteric injury clinic  OASIS.

The service is available at both Conquest hospital and Eastbourne DGH. It provides treatment for:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic floor organ prolapse
  • Obstetric anal sphincter injuries with long term consequences like fecal urgency and faecal incontinence

As a team of consultants, nurses, healthcare assistance and physiotherapists we understand how much the impact of these problems on your quality of life both social and career. We also understand that it takes a lot of courage to go to your doctor and raise these sensitive issues. We can promise you a lot of help and understanding when you come to the clinic from the whole team and we will be doing our best to alleviate your symptoms.

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
(01424) 755255

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
(01323) 417400

Team

Dr Hosam El Halwagy

Consultant Urogynaecologist and Urogynaecology Unit Lead

Mr Barry Auld

Consultant Uogynaecologist