Gynaecology

Gynaecology is the care of women with problems of the female reproductive system (ovaries, tubes, womb, cervix, vagina). 

Gynaecology is part of the Women’s Health service at Waikato District Health Board.

The Gynaecology team provides general gynaecology at a secondary and tertiary level, and limited gynaecology oncology services for ovarian and endometrial malignancy.

Clinical roles in the Women’s Health service are shared across Gynaecology and Obstetrics specialties.

Description

Services offered by Gynaecology include:

  • General gynaecology - deals with menstrual disorders, endometriosis and pelvic pain, hormone replacement therapy, contraceptive and sterilisation advice, and early pregnancy difficulties.
  • Urogynaecology - diagnoses and treats pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Regular clinics are available for diagnosis and to plan treatment.
  • Colposcopy - regular clinics for investigating and examining the cervix.
  • Pregnancy termination - safe legal and women-centred abortion service to women of the Waikato region.
  • Pre-pregnancy consulting services - provided through gynaecology clinics. (We provide secondary and tertiary care to women who require assessment and ongoing management throughout their pregnancy in our antenatal clinics).
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic - a referral and appointment based unit that provides support and acts as a link to further care management that women may need.

Location

Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

  • Ward E1 Women’s Health (gynaecology and obstetrics), Level 1 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Ward E2 Women’s Health Postnatal, Level 2 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Women’s Health Clinics, Level B3 Elizabeth Rothwell Building (includes Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic)

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments


Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic.

Referral forms