AQW 19204/17-22

Ms Sinéad McLaughlin
Social Democratic and Labour Party

Tabled Date: 20/05/2021
Answered On Date: 02/06/2021
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health how many menopause specialists there are in each of the Health and Social Care Trusts.

Information provided by Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts on the number of menopause specialists is detailed in the table below.
HSC Trust
Menopause Specialists
1 (0.217 WTE) consultant & 1 (0.425 WTE) associate specialist
There is 1 WTE consultant who has a special interest in menopause services but is not specifically employed as a menopause specialist
South Eastern
While there are gynaecologists in the Trust with an interest in menopause, none are specifically employed as menopause specialists
1 consultant - 2 sessions (4 hours each) per month
Women with menopausal conditions are seen at general gynaecology clinics by any of the 15 obstetric and gynaecology consultants (15 WTE) within the Trust.  If, on consultation, women are identified as a complex case they are referred by the consultant to a Regional Menopausal Clinic in Belfast