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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Gynaecologic Oncology

Gynaecologic Oncology is a tertiary referral centre and part of the Gynaecology services based at Christchurch Women's Hospital.

Women with all types and stages of gynaecologic cancer, including those with uncommon or complex presentations are referred for investigation and treatment.

We aim to provide an integrated service ensuring patients have access to high quality specialist care. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality specialist service with a high regard for the privacy and dignity of each patient as an individual.

Specialist radiation, medical oncology and oncologic imaging and pathology staff, together with the surgeons work closely together to form a multidisciplinary gynaecologic cancer service.

Regular multidisciplinary tumour board meetings and clinics are conducted to assure the best cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery pathways are available.

Gynaecologic Cancer team

  • Professor Peter Sykes Gynae-Oncologist
  • Bryony Simcock Gynae-Oncologist
  • Michael Laney Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
  • Susan Morel Gynaecological Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Page last updated: 28 January 2019

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