Patient Journey

At Chichester Gynaecology we will ensure that your patient journey is as stress-free as possible. We have a friendly small team who will be with you every step of the way.

Most patients are referred by their General Practitioner for an appointment but Melanie will see ladies who have self referred. Melanie has extremely good relationships the local general practitioners in West Sussex many of whom she trained alongside. On receipt of your referral you will find your case is handled in an efficient and timely manner. Patients referred to St Richards Hospital will be seen within Government targets and Melanie has a 100% record of achieving these in the last 5 years.

Private patients referred will be offered appointments earlier to see Melanie personally. In certain circumstances emergency appointments are available. Patients will be seen as quickly as possible and offered an appointment convenient to their wishes, whenever this is appropriate. At the Nuffield Hospital a specially designed women’s health service is available with all the comfort and expertise which you could require. Many gynaecological problems can be dealt with in a single consultation. During your consultation you may have an ultrasound or simple tests or procedures. You will be fully informed as to the nature of any problems discovered and if you wish will be given a written medical report, including all your test results and recommendations.


Why go private?

This is a very personal choice. I believe it allows you to be seen by the Consultant of your choice at a time of your choosing in a dedicated gynaecology suite supported by specialist nurses. The appointment times are generous allowing you time to discuss your problem. It is always possible to see you quicker than in the NHS.

If you require surgery you will receive consultant delivered care at all times and have the opportunity to recover in a private room. We are happy to put together package prices for self funding procedures.


Appointments are available in our weekly outpatient clinics which run on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Chichester Nuffield.

Emergency appointments are available by arrangement with Shelley Whitbourn on 01243 753023.

Where possible we try to be flexible to accommodate your wishes and ensure you have easy access to excellent care with minimal disruption to your life.

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