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GUM Services

GUM stands for genito–urinary medicine. GUM services at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals are a sexual health service for here for all people aged 13 and above, who have concerns about sexually transmitted infections(STIs).

Services we provide

  • Expert diagnosis and treatment of all sexually transmissible infections including HIV
  • Diagnosis and treatment of genital skin problems
  • Emergency Contraception
  • hepatitis A and B vaccinations
  • Provides assessment of the need for post exposure HIV prophylaxis (PEPSE) treatment (Read more here)
  • Free condoms and safer sex advice

GUM offers a free, confidential, supportive and non–judgemental service.

The Department is closed on the 1st Wednesday morning every month for staff training

Building work Update

Building work within department


17th March 2014 for 6 Weeks (anticipated finish date- 28th April 2014)

What does it mean?

We are having MORE building work within the Department; this is to update the Reception and Admin Areas.

It will mean that there will be a temporary reception area where you will be booking in and also a smaller mixed-sex (males and females sitting together) waiting area during this period.


We hope that you will all bear with us during this upheaval- we will have a better clinic for you at the end of it!

How you can help us:

Try to come to clinic by yourself (friends or relatives who aren’t being seen in the clinic can wait for you in Main Outpatients tea room, the WVRS tea area or the main hospital restaurant- we need all the seats for the patients please)

If you do come in a group (and that’s good!)- if you have finished your visit, can you wait for your friends/partner/family member in the Outpatient’s tea room/WVRS tea area/main hospital restaurant to free up seats for other patients.

Please come to clinic at your allotted same day service time slot or appointment (ten minutes before as instructed) and not too early- this will allow you all to have seats to sit on. If you come in early, there will be too many of you at once and maybe not enough seats for you all.

If you can leave your children with relatives or carers, try to do so as there will be a lot of upheaval, less room for pushchairs and less children means more seats for patients to sit on.

We will continue to update you on any developments and timescales as they happen so keep watching!