General Gynaecology Clinic

Role of service

The General Gynaecology clinics at WNHS provide care for women across the broad range of gynaecological issues. Patients may be referred internally to other specialty gynaecology clinics and allied health services from the General Gynaecology Clinic. Patients referred for gynaecology review may receive an appointment from the Physiotherapy Department at WNHS before the gynaecology clinic appointment, as for some conditions the involvement of a specialist women’s health physiotherapist early in the management pathway may improve outcomes.

Further information about referral pathways is available via HealthpathwaysWA (external site).

Refer to local health service provider in the first instance via the WA Central Referral Service – gynaecological outpatient clinics are also available at South Metropolitan Health Service and East Metropolitan Health Service hospitals.

 

Clinical inclusion

  • Heavy, irregular or absent menses
  • Intermenstrual or postcoital bleeding
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Investigation of pelvic masses
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis investigation and management
  • Dyspareunia and sexual dysfunction
  • Prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Cervical and endometrial polyps
  • Subfertility requiring investigation
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

 

Clinical exclusion

 

Frequency of clinic

Daily.

 

Referral to include

  • Current CST test and history for each referral (if age >25yrs – CST History available via PRODA (external site)).
  • The following pre-requisite investigations:
    • Endometriosis, dysmenorrhoea, pelvic pain
      Pelvic ultrasound, cervical screen and recent STI screen.
    • Fibroid
      Pelvic ultrasound.
      If associated heavy menstrual bleeding, include FBE and Ferritin.
    • Molar pregnancy
      BHCG, US, STI screen and blood group/antibodies.
    • Ovarian and other adnexal pathology
      Pelvic ultrasound, if has had CT, include result but add pelvic ultrasound if not done.
      If suspected malignancy or post-menopausal ovarian cyst, cancer antigen 125 (CA 125).
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
      Pelvic ultrasound, FBE, Ferritin and TFT.
    • Intermenstrual or post coital bleeding
      Pelvic ultrasound and STI screen.
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
      Pelvic ultrasound.
    • Polyp (cervical or uterine)
      Cervical screen and pelvic ultrasound.
    • Post-menopausal bleeding
      Pelvic ultrasound and STI screen.
    • Prolapse
      Pelvic Ultrasound, MSU if urinary symptoms.

 

Urgent referral

Ring and discuss case with:

  • Gynaecology Registrar On Call on (08) 6458 2222.
  • If the case is complex, discuss with the On Call Consultant Gynaecologist from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

 

Referral process

All referrals from GPs to this clinic are sent to the Central Referral Service WA (CRS). Ensure you provide the relevant information in the referral to enable appropriate triage, including required investigation results and letters from treating medical practitioners if relevant and request general gynaecology clinic at WNHS.

Referrals using GP software that include all the relevant history and information are also welcome using CRS referral form templates (external site).

Referrals are sent to the Central Referral Service of WA via:

Healthlink secure messaging: crefserv
Tel: 1300 551 142
Fax: 1300 365 056
Email: centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au
Postal address: GPO Box 2566, Perth WA 6831

 

Useful links

WNHS at KEMH Physiotherapy

RANZCOG: Patient Information (external site)

Last Updated: 13/06/2024