Women's health is a broad term that doesn't specifically define any one medical specialty, but encompasses many conditions that may affect women throughout their life. It's very important to us, just as it is to you, that you and the women in your life remain in the very best of health. Some of the services we offer are:
- Smear clinic
- Ovarian cancer screening
- HPV vaccination
- Physiotherapy-led continence clinic
- Breast screening
- Menstrual clinic
- Incontinence management
All clinics offer easily accessible advice, diagnosis and treatments.
The smear clinic is available to all women over the age of 21. The results of tests are sent to your GP within 48 hours.
Ovarian cancer screening
There are two possible techniques for screening for ovarian cancer – trans-vaginal ultrasound and a blood test for a cancer antigen. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer and/or related cancers such as breast, bowel and endometrial cancer, it is suggested you should be screened.
BMI Goring Hall Hospital uses the latest scanning technology for ovarian screening, which includes a CA 125 blood test.
BMI Goring Hall are able to vaccinate women of all age ranges to ensure you do not miss out, and to take the worry out of developing cervical cancer.
We provide two HPV vaccines – Gardasil or Cervarix.
The first vaccination is offered in a consultant-led clinic; the further two vaccines will be carried out by a nurse two months and then six months later.
Physiotherapy-led Continence Clinic
The physiotherapy department at BMI Goring Hall Hospital is staffed by a team of Chartered State Registered Physiotherapists, offering you a full outpatient’s service, and is open until 7.00pm most evenings.
Consultant-led incontinence clinic
The incontinence clinic provides investigative tests, assessments and treatment of incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a common problem that can result from an underlying treatable medical condition. The aim is to assess and carry out urodynamic studies on patients where necessary to allow quick diagnosis and management of conditions.
We offer a comprehensive breast health service, from screening to surgery, ensuring that patients with either benign or malignant breast conditions have the appropriate care for their individual needs. Our surgical team is supported by dedicated breast care nurses, a lymphodema nurse and where necessary, input from our local consultant oncologists and chemotherapy team.
The treatments that available are:
- Where necessary, surgery using an onco-plastic technique
- Regular one-stop diagnostic clinics
Benefits to patients:
- Prompt access to individual consultations in a quiet setting
- Initial one-stop consultation with diagnostic imaging support
- Where necessary, pathology results are discussed at our regular multi-disciplinary meetings
- Referral to oncology care if appropriate
- Advice on prosthetic care
- Clear pricing, offering peace of mind for ‘pay as you go’ patients.
The one-stop menstrual clinic offers a service of investigation and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. The service is delivered by our consultant gynaecologist and aims to assess and scan patients at the first visit to allow quick diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions. If further investigation is required, patients will be managed through the necessary pathway tailored around their needs.
For further information or to book an appointment please call 01903 506699 or make an online enquiry here.