Early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit

The early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit (EPAGU) is an emergency unit. We see people who:

  • are experiencing complications in the early stages of their pregnancy (up to 18 weeks)
  • have acute gynaecological problems needing urgent support

We provide:

  • same day emergency care and urgent planned appointments. We prioritise treating patients who need care most urgently
  • early scans for people with previous repeated early pregnancy loss, ectopic or molar pregnancy

EPAGU is a specialist nurse-led unit. It is supported by sonographers and medical staff

This EPAGU is led by:

  • Jude Hamilton

    Clinical lead

  • Chloe Jones


  • Luminita Stoica

    Deputy sister

  • Myra Venturillo

    Nurse practitioner

Health information

NHS website: miscarriage

NHS website: miscarriage symptoms

NHS website: foods to avoid in pregnancy

Miscarriage association offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy.

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity (SANDS) supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Tommy's research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage and provide information and support.

Pregnancy sickness support is a charity who has tips to help women cope with morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum.

Our consultants

Brianna Cloke

Yasser Diab

Jude Hamilton

Tom Holland

Annette Reid

Josephine Sandwell

Archana Vasireddy

Salwa Idle

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 0864

We answer the phone:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
  • weekend and bank holidays, 9:30am to 3pm

We'll aim to call you back within 1 working day, but this may not always be possible.

Please go to your nearest emergency department (A&E) if you are pregnant and:

  • experiencing heavy bleeding and/or severe abdominal pain

  • feeling unwell

If you're receiving maternity care at another hospital, please contact your midwives or their early pregnancy unit (EPU). If we are not your local hospital, please contact your local hospital's EPU. 

If you are over 18 weeks pregnant, please phone our maternity assessment unit (MAU).

For queries about routine appointments, please contact our maternity service.

Find out how you can self-refer to our maternity service.

Address: 8th floor, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Unit opening times

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm
  • Weekend and bank holidays, 9:30am to 3pm
  • Closed Christmas day

If you need urgent help when the unit is closed, please go to the emergency department. We do not offer scans on weekends or bank holidays.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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