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Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Ennis Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566

Phone: 061 483144

Email: -

Internal Directions:
Delivered from the Medical Assessment Unit. Enter the front door of the hospital and receptionist will let you through the double doors

Opening hours:
1.30pm to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

About Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with pregnancy, the delivery of babies and the welfare of the mother. Consultant obstetricians work closely with midwives in all aspects of routine and complex ante-natal care, care of the mother and baby during delivery, and post natal support.

About Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) is a specialised clinic dedicated to providing care to women in early pregnancy. Indications for referral to the EPAU include: vaginal bleeding and/or pain, persistent bleeding after Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception (ERPC), pregnant with an interuterine contraceptive device in situ (e.g. the coil), 3 consecutive miscarriages, history of molar pregnancy, history of previous ectopic pregnancy and/or previous tubal surgery. Requires a positive pregnancy test. Service available for gestations less than 12 weeks and 6 days.

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Pregnant women

Who needs to refer you: Self-referral GP Obstetrician Other hospital

How to access this service: Referral Letter to include name, date of birth, address, any relevant medical information specific to the referral, list of current medications.

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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