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Division of Women, Children and Sexual Health

Midwife holding babyThe division of Women's, Children's and Sexual Health offer a comprehensive range of maternity, gynaecology, sexual health and paediatric services.   

We have over 45 consultants supported by a dedicated workforce of doctors, nurses and health care professionals.

Our services include:

Maternity -  two busy consultant units caring for high and low risk women,  and a full range of community midwifery services. 

Gynaecology - Colposcopy services, fertility, hysteroscopy, urodynamic/urogynaecology services, abortion/termination services

Sexual Health -  services include advice on sexuality, pregnancy decision making, accessing services, Chlamydia screening contraceptive choices

Paediatrics - provides a comprehensive range of Child Health Paediatric and Neonatal services

All our Consultants, midwives and nursing staff work closely together and are committed to providing high quality care to ensure our patients receive expert advice, excellent treatment and appropriate aftercare tailored to individual patient needs.

We hope that this website will provide all the information that you are looking for.  However, we would be grateful for your views and comments as to how we can improve the website, our service to you and other families using our service.


Our senior management team

Clinical Director - Maria Willougby

Associate Director of Operartions - Paul Frank

Associate Director of Nursing  - Anne Holt

Clinical Services Manager, Gynaecology & Sexual Health - Sue Thompson

Senior Nurse/Manager, Rapid Response Team - Cath Hodgkiss

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital