Abortion (termination of pregnancy)

Spire Washington Hospital near Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Tyne & Wear offers both surgical and medical termination of pregnancy.  Currently we can treat patients up to a maximum of 12 weeks for the medical option and 12 to 16 weeks for surgical termination.

What is an abortion (termination of pregnancy)?

An abortion (termination of pregnancy) involves ending a pregnancy. Making a decision about having an abortion is often difficult and the hospital staff you see on your visit will be understanding, supportive and will ensure confidentiality.

Abortions can be done using medicines (drugs) or surgery. This summary is about surgical termination, also known as surgical abortion. A surgical abortion is generally carried out as a day-case, requiring no overnight stay in hospital.

Surgical abortions are usually done under general anaesthesia. This means you will be asleep during the procedure and will feel no pain.

Your consultant will explain the risks of having an abortion and advise you on which method is most suitable for you.

Why should I consider having an abortion (termination of pregnancy) at a Spire hospital?

With Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade doctor of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control.

To find out more about having an abortion performed privately or to get a guide price, simply call a Spire hospital listed in the provider box on the right, request a callback or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

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Pricing detail £1,650.00

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