Services available at: Lister Hospital
Our dedicated team is led by a consultant who works closely with other doctors, efficient nurses and support workers to provide safe, high quality and compassionate care.
What happens in the clinic?
You will be shown to a waiting area. You will then be seen by a member of the team who will ask you questions about your health. An ultrasound scan will then be performed to confirm pregnancy. In most cases, ultrasound scan is performed through the abdomen. In some cases, an internal scan may be required.
You will be required to have blood tests and you may be offered a chlamydia test, which you can perform yourself at home or a sample may be taken in the clinic by our team member. You may attend with your partner, relative, friend or anyone else. We are able to allow two people to accompany you during your consultation.
What methods are used?
None of the methods we provide is superior to the other. You will choose a method that is convenient for you.
- Medical termination of pregnancy: This is the use of tablets to terminate the pregnancy. The first part is provided on the clinic day (Thursday). The second part is provided two days after the first (Saturday). The second part can be done in our special clinic or a patient may choose to perform herself at home. In some cases you may be admitted to the ward for the second part. Your service provider will discuss all options with you depending on how far the pregnancy has gone and other factors.
- Surgical termination: This is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia. You are expected to go home on the same day. We aim to perform the procedure within five working days from the clinic day. If the pregnancy is more than 12 weeks, we will not be able to provide this service in our hospital.