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Emergency gynaecology clinic

The ‘602’ Emergency Gynaecology Unit is based on Sonning Ward. It provides assessment and treatment for women presenting with complications of early pregnancy and acute gynaecological conditions.

The majority are managed on an outpatient basis, but can be admitted to the Gynaecology Ward (Sonning) or the Day Surgery Unit as appropriate.

This service is not available via Choose and Book.

How to find us

The ‘602’ Emergency Gynaecology Unit is based on Sonning Ward. Park in the multi-storey car park in Craven Road. From the multi-storey car park either walk along Craven Road to the Maternity Unit or exit the car park on Level 2 and follow signs to the Maternity Unit. Take lift or stairs in Maternity Unit to Level 5.


Opening times

602 clinic: Monday to Friday 07:30–20:00 (excluding bank holidays).

602 Scanning Dept: Monday & Friday 09:00 – 15:30; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 12:30.

Referral process

During regular opening hours please contact 602 clinic to make referrals for that day or to book an appointment for your patient later on in the week.

For complex cases or questions, please contact the on-call Gynaecology Registrar.

In addition, please Fax a referral, or send a referral letter with all patients.

All unstable patients (day or night) should be referred to A&E for resuscitation and assessment.

During out-of-hours and weekends, please contact the on-call Gynaecology Registrar who will review stable patients on Sonning Ward.

Categories of patient for referral

Services we offer

  • Conservative and surgical management of miscarriage
  • Surgical and medical management of ectopic pregnancy
  • Investigation and management of all gynaecological emergencies.

Early pregnancy complications (Usually 5 to 16 weeks gestation)

  • Any Vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Post termination complications
  • Pregnancy of unknown location

Gynaecological causes of acute abdominal pain

  • PID (if too acute to be managed by GUM)
  • Ovarian cyst accidents
  • Abdominal / pelvic masses (associated with acute pain)

Very heavy vaginal bleeding

  • Severe menstrual bleeding
  • Associated with all genital tract pathology


  • Bartholin’s / vulval abscess
  • Post gynaecological surgery complications. (within six
    weeks of surgery).

Patient categories to be referred to other Royal Berkshire Hospital services.

  • Pregnancy complications occurring beyond the first 16 weeks and before six weeks post-partum, contact: Maternity Day Assessment Unit. Tel: 01183228741.
  • Hyperemesis, contact: Maternity Day Assessment Unit. Tel: 01183228741.
  • For termination of pregnancy, contact: Marie Stopes, Reading. Tel: 0845 300 8090.
  • For STI screening, contact: Florey Unit. Tel: 0118 322 7202.

Useful Contacts

Sonning Ward
5th Floor
Maternity Block
Royal Berkshire 
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road

tel. 0118 322 7181 
fax.0118 322 7196

Out of hours contact:

Hospital Tel: 0118 322 5111, On-call Gynae Registrar bleep 602 (after 5PM).


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111