Welcome to O&G training William Harvey Hospital (WHH) in Ashford.
The delivery rate at WHH is about 4200 per annum. There is a co-located Midwife Led unit called the Singleton Unit. It offers birthing pools and other facilities to support natural births. There is a Level 3 NICU based at WHH.
We cover the special interests areas in O&G such as subfertility, fetal medicine & high risk obstetrics, colposcopy & rapid access, urogynaecology, risk management & audit. The regional Gynaecological Oncology centre for the whole of East Kent is based at Margate but there is a weekly oncology clinic at WHH.
Our unit offers excellent training opportunities in both obstetrics and gynaecology. We have an active education program which consists of locally delivered programs as well as joint meetings Trustwide for our Audit Education days. We have a SimMom and have introduced a program of simulation training in obstetrics emergencies. We have a Gynaecology assessment unit which will improve our ability to deliver ultrasound training as per the curriculum.
Regional training days are incorporated into the rota so that trainees are able to attend their training days without any problems. All our Educational Supervisors have QESP qualification. We have strong links with the KSS School of O&G and the College Tutors participate actively in recruitment and ARCP reviews. We have a well established Local Faculty Group with active participation by the trainees who give feedback on the training program.
Many of our trainees enjoy their training time with us and several have return to work in our units at different stages of their training years including as consultant. We hope that you too will enjoy your time with us and want to come back again.
There are 9 consultants, 1 Associate Specialist and 3 Trust doctors in the department. There are 9 doctors in the first on call tier and 8 on the second on call tier. The consultants work in 5 Teams. Each consultant has a special interest area in addition to general obstetrics and gynaecology.
Mr A Shah – Acute Gynaecology and early pregnancy problems
Miss J Subramanya – Subfertility
Miss Choy Lee – High risk obstetrics and Maternal medicine
Miss S Chissell – High risk obstetrics and Fetal medicine
Mr A Agboola – (Specialty Site Lead) Rapid Access and Colposcopy
Mr W Helmy – Associate Specialist - Rapid Access and Colposcopy
Miss K Neales – Urogynaecology and Fetal medicine
Mr B Wise – Urogynaecology
Mr G Etokowo – Minimal access surgery and Audit
Mr J Seaton – Vaginal surgery and Risk management
Teaching Timetable / Rotations
Tuesday pm – Tutorials by Mr Etokowo for F2 and GPST + medical students
Friday pm 2-4pm – ST1-6
USS training – 1 week with the USS department using your study leave (ST1-2) plus in house training with Dr Chissell and GAU nurse specialists (ST1-6)
Perinatal morbidity meetings – 2nd Friday pm of each month
Trustwide Educational / Audit Meetings:
Audit half days monthly – variable dates
Core Mandatory Training in Obstetrics:
3 days annually for all staff caring for pregnant women – variable dates
Day 1: AM: Recognition of sick woman, adult life support, newborn life support, anaesthetic emergencies), PM x4 simulation scenarios with an update on human factors.
Day 2: Fetal monitoring study day
Day 3: Maternity update day including child protection