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Liverpool womens hospital..is it a private hospital?

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brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:30:28

Think ive cocked up.

Went to GP and asked if they would reffer me.
Looking at webpage it looks like its private, is it?

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:35:08

No, it is an NHS hospital smile

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:36:11

whats all the stuff about "fees" then??

And is it any good? Will they be able to help me do you think???

nellieisstilltired Tue 09-Nov-10 20:37:49

Nhs and lovely. Also very good.

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:37:57

I don't know if they are any good. I've never used the service (I don't live locally).

This is their website. Where did you find the bit about fees ?

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:39:11

As to whether they'll be able to help you, I don't know - I don't know what you've got smile

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:40:27

I googled Liverpool,and it came up on the home page.

Dont suppose you know what the waitning time is from referal to appointment do any of you?

KatyMac Tue 09-Nov-10 20:40:56

They are fabulous they saved my life - totally great (& NHS)

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:41:15

hehehee nom, my ovens broken, cant keep a bun in it!

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:42:00

Is counselling you are wanting ? Or recurrent miscarriage advice/referral ?

rocketleaf Tue 09-Nov-10 20:43:23

Defo NHS. And got a very good rep, all the dealings I've had with them so far have been excellent.

The problem is one of the other top hits is for a cosmetics surgery place so that might have caused some confusion.

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:43:58

recurrent miscarriage and conception advice/answers.....if they can find any reasons for me.

Clomid was mentioned by Drs at my local hospital...

rocketleaf Tue 09-Nov-10 20:45:30

Sorry to hear that broke, I hope they can help you. Friend of mine is going for IVF there and also has nothing but good words to say. Good luck.

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:46:33

I see, sorry for xposts. In that case they will most likely refer you the Gynae service for recurrent miscarriage advice & treatment. This is a 'common' area of gyanecology and will be widely practiced at a specialist hospital like LWH.

The hospital I work (not a womens health specialist)in has a small Gynae dept and has a few Gynaes who specialise in fertility problems like yours, so I would expect LWH to have a much more comprehensive service.

I have just done a bit of flicking through the website and the stuff about fees is for a private 'wing' (The Catharine Suite) that is on site but not part of the NHS Trust where you can pay for private treatments such as fertility ttreatments and cosmetic surgery. It is essentially, a private hospital within an NHS hospital.

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:46:38

thanks im excited and nervous at the same time.
Not interested in IVF though.

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:47:18

gynaecology - I can spell, I just can't type hmm !

I hope you get your answers (and your bun)

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:48:42

ahh i see, thanks.
Im glad ive done the right thing, im pretty desperate now as well as disapointed and disilusioned by my local hospital sad

Lulumaam Tue 09-Nov-10 20:48:50

It has an excellent reputation for infertility/recurrent miscarriage help.

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:49:47

Re waiting times for outpatient appointments - I think national guidelines are at around 13 weeks but your individual speciality, consultant and hospital may well have a shorter waiting list.

brokeoven Tue 09-Nov-10 20:54:13

Thanks SO much for all of your replies. xxxxx

NomDePlume Tue 09-Nov-10 20:54:52

Good luck smile

AnytimeNOW Tue 09-Nov-10 21:34:18

Hi Broken I have been referred to the miscarriage clinic at the womens in Liverpool.
GP agreed to refer me a couple of weeks ago, paper work came a week later, and I had to call and make an appointment...5 week waiting list, so not too bad.
They only have initial appointments on Thursdays, and then after basic tests and medical history is taken, they book you in again to see a consultant and get your results. I have been told this takes another 5/6 weeks and can be on a Monday or Thursday.

Hope that helps...good luck X

brokeoven Wed 10-Nov-10 13:29:42

thanks anytime. That is such a relief, 5- 10 weeks is not an unreasonable wait.

I have so much hope that this will help me.

I will be loking round that waiting room now wondering if any of the women there are called "anytimenow"!
Presumably you have had troubles too anytime?
I dont feel quite so alone now as i dont know any one in RL who this has happened to.

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