Liverpool Women’s NHS – Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)

If heavily bleeding please attend your nearest A&E department.

There are over 200 Early Pregnancy Assessment Units (EPAU) across the UK in NHS hospitals, and we are lucky to have a dedicated EPAU here at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. EPAU is a specialist unit that provides care for women with problems in early pregnancy (6-12 weeks).

The most common reasons women are referred to our EPAU are:

  • Bleeding and/or pain with a positive pregnancy test
  • Women with previous ectopic pregnancy
  • 2 consecutive miscarriages in the preceding pregnancies
  • For specialist care if a problem is suspected after an early pregnancy ultrasound scan in another setting.

Self -Referral

  • Assessment is by appointment ONLY 
  • Ultrasound scanning appointment times are from 8am – 4pm on weekdays, you will be offered the next available appointment time.
  • We aim to offer an ultrasound scan within 72 hours of referral
  • Access is via:
    • Self-referral by telephone assessment on 0151 702 4140
    • Clinical assessment in the Emergency Department
  • EPAU is located on the ground floor via the entrance to Gynaecology Emergency Department (GED).