Countess of Chester Hospital
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust
Countess of Chester Health Park
The Hospital has approximately 3,000 deliveries per annum. The unit takes babies of all gestation and has a level 2 Neonatal Intensive care Unit (7 cots).
The Unit provides core obstetric ultrasound training and specialist clinics including Colposcopy, fertility, urogynaecology, AN medical disorders, family planning, oncology and MDT clinics. Minimal access surgery is well established in the department.
Education is taken seriously and there is a rolling half day a fortnight given over to the education of all staff with no clinical activities beyond emergencies done in that particular
In addition, SHO teaching is run on Monday lunchtime and general teaching for trainees on Wednesday lunchtime.
A Departmental meeting, which discusses complex cases from the previous week and cases identified through clinical risk reporting occurs on a Tuesday lunchtime and clinical risk cases are discussed on Monday and Thursday on labour ward. In addition, a Grand Round occurs on Friday lunchtime.
The K2 CTG training package is mandatory for all staff working on the obstetric unit. Fourth year undergraduates from the University of Liverpool attend for clinical training.
The on-call is a compliant full shift system shared between 16 trainees.
|Clinical Director||Mr David Semple|
|College Tutor||Miss Jo Davies|
|ST 3 and above||8|
For visits etc please contact Dr J Davies (tel 01244 365014)
|Consultant Body||Special interest|
|Mr J McCormack & Dr S Brigham||Fetomaternal Medicine|
|Mr N Haddad & Mr S Wood||Reproductive Medicine|
|Dr J Davies||Maternal Medicine|
|Mr J Hawe||Gynaecological oncology & Minimal Access Surgery|
|Dr A Peattie and Mr IM Ibraheim||Urogynaecology|
|Mr D Semple||Colposcopy & Oncology|
Advanced Training Skills Modules
These are currently offered in:
Urogynaecology (preceptor Dr AB Peattie/Mr M Ibraheim)
Gynaecological ultrasound (preceptor Mr N Haddad/Hawe/McCormack/Brigham)
Maternal medicine (preceptor Dr J Davies)
Fetal medicine (preceptor Mr J McCormack/Dr S Brigham)
Benign Gynaecological Surgery: hysteroscopy (preceptor Mr J Hawe)
Benign Gynaecological surgery: Laparoscopy (preceptor Mr J Hawe)
Benign vaginal surgery (preceptors Dr A Peattie, Mr N Haddad, Mr J McCormack, Mr J Hawe, Mr S Wood, Mr D Semple, Mr M Ibraheim)
Benign abdominal surgery (preceptors as above for vaginal)
Abortion care (preceptor Dr S Kirkwood)
Gynaecological oncology (preceptor Mr J Hawe)
Advanced labour practice (preceptor Dr S Brigham)
Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy (preceptors Mr M Ibraheim/Mr D Semple)
Subfertility and reproductive endocrinology (preceptors Mr N Haddad/Mr S Wood)
Colposcopy (preceptor Mr D Semple) We also offer the BSCCP Colposcopy accreditation programme.