This project will develop a new model of care where a short procedure for miscarriage management is performed in an outpatient setting under oral sedation and a local anaesthetic block. Current worldwide evidence shows that this new approach offers a safe and effective choice to patients, eliminating the risks associated with general anaesthesia. In addition the same service will be able to provide outpatient hysteroscopy services for the urgent screening and assessment of abnormal bleeding, including the rapid diagnosis of endometrial cancer in patients at risk.

The project aims to reduce length of stay in hospital, unnecessary admissions, and recovery time, as well as offer an alternative treatment choice for patients.

Lead organisation

Peninsula Health