Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)
The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) sees women in early pregnancy up to 19 +6 weeks who are experiencing problems such as bleeding, pain, vomiting, any other early pregnancy problems. Specialist Early Pregnancy nurses offer assessment scans usually in a one stop approach.
All options are provided for miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy including surgical management under local anaesthetic. The service also provides a hyperemesis day unit for ambulatory (outpatient) management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. All staff are trained in giving supportive patient-centred care including bereavement support.
The unit also sees gynaecology emergency patients and offers rapid assessment and scans with access to seven day, twenty four emergency gynaecology care. Overnight and out-of-hours care is provided on Ward 23.
EPAU opening times are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Out of hours is managed on Ward 23.
Walsall Manor Hosital – Route 230
Shanna Fletcher, Senior Sister
Jane Hopcroft, Matron
Tel: 01922 721172 ext: 7373 / 6210
Access to the unit is via the urgent treatment care, GP, A&E or self-referral if the patient has attended before (please call first).