The Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) Gynaecology Outpatients Department provides specialist services for:

  • General Gynaecology
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Urogynaecology
  • Royal Pain Service
  • Vulva Health
  • Paediatric Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Preadmission clinic prior to surgery
  • Specialised Nursing Care for pessary fitting/ insertion and vaginal dilation therapy
  • Outpatient Procedures- including IUD insertions, hysteroscopy and urodynamic testing
  • The Menopause Hub

The Gynaecology Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes:


· Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes

· Dr Lalla McCormack

· Dr Juman Farjo

· Dr Jason Chow

· Dr Karen Chan

· Dr Amy Sesel

· Dr Yasmin Tan

· Dr Stefaan Pacquee

· Dr Basia Lowes

· Dr Madeleine Sheppard

· Prof Jason Abbott

· Dr Ha Ryun Won

· Dr Surya Krishnan

· Prof Rebecca Deans

· Dr David Rosen

· Dr Sarah Livingstone

· Dr Louise Fay

· Dr Kevin Koh

· Nursing team: Therese, Iris, Eimear, Jenna, Gemma & Hweeling

· Administration team: Jo, Lachlan, Sabreena, Remi & Tom

The Menopause Hub Team

All patients attending the Gynaecology Outpatients Department requires a valid GP referral before we can book you an appointment.

Please note that we only accept electronic referrals (eReferrals). This is an electronic referral that is submitted on your behalf by your GP. This replaces paper, faxed and e-mailed referrals. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or paper referrals.

Once we have received your referral from your GP through our eReferrals system, the nursing team and/or medical team will triage your referral to ensure you will be seen in the appropriate clinic. A letter with your appointment date and time will be sent to your postal address. This booking process may take 7-10 working days to complete.

You will receive a SMS notification(if your GP consents for you to receive these updates in your referral) once the referral has been received, accepted by our clinic and triaged by the nurses.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your appointment letter to arrive from when we have received your referral. If it has been over 3 weeks and you have not received your appointment letter, please call (02) 9382 6248.

Please note: Referrals to the Chronic Pain Service clinic requires a completion of a questionnaire returned to: in addition to a GP or specialist referral before an appointment can be made.

See Menopause hub page for menopause referrals Click HERE

Gynaecology Outpatients Department only accepts eReferrals. Please see:…

HealthLink eReferrals are integrated with multiple software programs, including Medical Director, Best Practice, Genie, Medtech Evolution, Shexie Platinum and Zedmed.

These Smartforms integrate with GP practice systems to streamline the completion and submission of electronic referrals. There is no charge for use of eReferrals.

SmartForms can be launched directly from practice management software.

Referrers who do not have access to these systems can access SmartForms via the HealthLink Portal. A HealthLink account is required.

User Guide for accessing and completing eReferrals:

Referrals may be rejected from the clinic is there is insufficient information provided.

Please note: Gynaecology Outpatients Department at RHW does not accept referrals for simple routine pap smears

See Menopause hub page for menopause referrals - click HERE

The current wait for an appointment can vary from 3-9 months depending on the specialty clinic that you are required to attend.

As this is a public clinic you will not be able to choose which consultant you are able to see. Clinic appointments are covered by residents, registrars, fellows and consultants. The consultant will oversee your appointment but you may not be directly seen by them.

We sometimes have requests by patients to be seen by a female doctor. We will endeavour to facilitate this but are unable to guarantee that a female doctor will be available. This may mean additional wait times for your appointment or require your appointment to be rescheduled.

This is a public hospital clinic, if you have a valid GP or specialist referral and Medicare card you will not be billed.

If you do not have a valid Medicare card, you will have to pay a fee. (Please contact hospital cashier reception for a schedule of charges).

If you are from a country which has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement, you will not need to pay for your appointment. If this applies, we may ask to see a copy of your visa and passport.

If you are having a procedure for insertion of an Intra Uterine Device (IUD),  the IUD is not included in your visit. You will need to get a prescription from your GP and then purchase your IUD device from your local pharmacist before your appointment. Please ensure you bring the IUD to your procedure.

Clinic appointments can vary between 15 mins- 2 hours dependent on the specialty clinic you are attending.

As this is a public clinic, there may be unavoidable delays and additional waiting times.

  • Medicare card
  • GP or specialist referral letter
  • Any scans or blood tests results
  • Your IUD (if you’re booked for an IUD insertion)

All patients booked into a urodynamics procedure are required to have a urine test 2 weeks prior to their scheduled appointment.

Please see your GP for this urine test and ask them to forward the results to fax: (02) 9382 6246.

If there are any issues in getting urine test, please contact (02) 9382 6248 and ask to speak to one of the nurses to organise a urine test at the clinic.

For Information about this procedure please click on the link below:

Urodynamics Procedure Information Sheet

For Information about this procedure please click on the link below:

Hysteroscopy Procedure Information Sheet