Early Pregnancy

Welcome to the Early Pregnancy website at Blackpool NHS Teaching Hospitals.

Blackpool EPAU here at Victoria Hospital is a Specialist unit that provides care for women with problems in early pregnancy from 6 to 16 weeks.

The most common reasons for referral to our EPAU are:

  • Bleeding and/or pain with a positive pregnancy test
  • Women with previous ectopic pregnancy/history of endometriosis and previous laparoscopic surgery
  • 2 consecutive miscarriages in previous pregnancies
  • Ongoing management following problems from previous early pregnancy ultrasound in the private sector.

The unit is staffed by Specialist Nurses and Sonographers with direct access to Medical Staff.


We operate an appointment only system

All referrals will be triaged by clinical staff and patients will be provided with specialist care.#

PLEASE NOTE That this may not involve an ultrasound scan, if it is not appropriate

We may have to perform further blood testing/scanning to confirm an ongoing pregnancy.



MONDAY -FRIDAY    08:30-17:00 (last scan 16-30)


SUNDAY 09:00 -13:00 (emergency inpatient appointments take priority)


Contact Details

You can contact the unit by telephone on: 01253 953731.