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Whitworth Clinic

The Whitworth Clinic provides an abortion service for women who, for a variety of reasons, choose to end their pregnancy.  We offer a fully confidential, non-judgemental service for women of all ages.  You can be assured that you will be treated with dignity and respect.

We are happy to offer advice over the phone to women and health professionals.

We provide counselling, assessment, treatment, follow up for women considering abortion, along with an abortion service for the management of problems in pregnancy.

Abortion methods provided:

  • Early medical abortion (2 stage process using tablets) - up to 9 weeks of pregnancy
  • Late medical abortion  (2 stage process using tablets) - up to 18 weeks of pregnancy
  • Surgical abortion (operation under general anaesthetic) - up to 12 weeks of pregnancy


We also provide:

  • Contraceptive services and provision. Types of contraception offered include oral contraceptive pills, implant, injection and coils (copper and hormone).
  • Sexual health services, including advice and screening.
  • Counselling before and after the abortion.
  • Specialist service for patients with complex medical problems.


Our staff include:


Specialist Nurses


Clinic co-ordinator

Scan Technicians


How can I access this service?

We accept self-referrals.  To arrange an appointment directly call the Central Booking Service on the number below.

Referral by another service such as Brook Advisory or your local Family Planning Clinic may be required if your GP is outside of the Manchester area.

Health Professionals may refer via our Central Booking service or directly via phone or fax as below.



Gynaecology Out-patient Department, ground floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.


Clinic times:

Tuesday to Friday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm


Contact details:

Central Booking Service: 0845 365 0565

Department Telephone: (0161) 276 6283 (9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday - Friday)

Department Fax: (0161) 276 6173

Counselling service: (0161) 276 6283 (9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday - Friday)


Information leaflets:


We have a number of patient information leaflets containing information about the conditions we treat, the investigations we provide and the treatment we offer.

You can view/download them from our Patient Information Leaflets page. Look for the Whitworth clinic leaflets.

Additional Support:

Family Planning Association



Brook (sex and contraception advice - under 20's)

0161 237 3001



Palatine Services (The Hathersage Centre)

- Family Planning (0161) 701 1555

- Sexual Health (0161) 276 5212


Sexual Health Line



RU Clear - Chlamydia screening programme for under 25's



NHS Choices