Hospital Telephone Number: 01823 333 444
Follow signs to Taunton town centre from Junction 25 (26 if approaching from Southwest) off M5 motorway. The hospital is signposted from town centre.
College Tutor - Miss Smita Sinha
Number of Posts
- 7 ST3-7
- 7 GP ST1-2
Consultants and Special Interests
- Mr J Macaulay perinatal medicine
- Miss Balpreet Attilia Minimal Access Surgery and Endometriosis
- Miss M Robson Fetal Medicine and Maternal Medicine
- Mr D Milliken Subspecialty trained in Gynaecology Oncology, Colposcopy Trainer
- Mr A Naguib Urogynaecology
- Miss Jo Morrison Subspecialty trained in Gynaecology Oncology, Colposcopy Trainer
- Miss C Lovelock Maternal Medicine and Labour ward lead
- Mr Hadi Haerizadeh Minimal Access Surgery
Description of Department and Training Opportunities
Taunton and Somerset Hospital is set in central southern Somerset. Ideally situated at the centre of the region yet within easy striking distance for Regional Meetings in Bristol. The Hospital serves a population in excess of 500,000 and houses most medical and surgical specialities. It is renowned for it's friendly atmosphere but this should not distract from the clinical excellence which is practised. Several of the departments have National and International reputations. We believe the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit combines clinical excellent with enthusiastic teaching and friendly support.
Taunton has an excellent neonatal unit, it is one of 8 designated Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the South West Region.
Taunton has about 3500 deliveries per annum. Some of these deliveries may be in Midwife led units or at home. We have an excellent team of community midwives who look after all our low risk women identified on the ‘Low Risk Pathway’. We help to support community care with clinics based outside the main hospital to cover the varied demands of the region.
There are 2 main maternity wards covering both antenatal and postnatal care. We have a 9-bedded Labour Ward and a dedicated theatre.
There is gynaecology ward for acute and long stay admissions. Taunton has a dedicated Day Care Centre for day care surgery. There is an Early Pregnancy Unit run mainly by a nurse trained in ultrasound, with support from a Consultant and juniors where appropriate. There is a theatre suite where in patient surgery takes place and this is equipped for minimal access surgery. The Beacon cancer centre opened in April 2009.
The Gynaecology Department is currently applying to become an Endometriosis Centre.