Consultant Obstetrician & Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine

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About us
Dr Alyson Hunter

I am a consultant obstetrician working in Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital in Belfast. I graduated in 1991 after undergraduate medical training at Queen’s University of Belfast. My initial training in obstetrics and gynaecology was in hospitals throughout Northern Ireland and I obtained Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1996. My main interest was always in obstetrics and after I obtained my MD for a thesis on pre-eclampsia I decided to subspecialise in Fetal and Maternal medicine – or High Risk obstetrics and gained the Diploma of Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound awarded by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Radiologists in 1998. This lead to a further 3 years as a subspecialty training fellow in St Michael’s Hospital Bristol where I had extensive experience in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, labour ward critical care, antenatal care of women with medical problems and other h igh risk pregnancies, for examp le – multiple pregnancies, fetal abnormality, poor fetal growth in utero and women with previous complicated pregnancies. During my time in Bristol I was also a Lecturer in Obstetrics in The University of Bristol and was able to further my research work in pre-eclampsia as well as being closely involved with Undergraduate medical training in Obstetrics.

I obtained my Certificate of Completion in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and subspecialisation in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in 2004. I returned to Belfast in 2005 and was appointed as a Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital (RJMH) and Queen’s University of Belfast. In 2007 I began to work as a solely NHS Consultant and although no longer formally attached to QUB I still enjoy teaching medical students and carrying out research. I also remain an external examiner in Bristol University. In RJMH my main areas of interest are antenatal care/labour ward/ultrasound scanning and prenatal diagnosis in the Regional Centre for Fetal Medicine/multiple pregnancy and cardiotocograph training. I am lead clinician for antenatal care in RJMH.

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Dr Alyson Hunter

Qualifications

MB BCh BAO

1991

Queen’s University Belfast

Advanced Diploma in Obstetric Ultrasound

1998

RCOG/RCR

MD

2001

Queen’s University Belfast

CCST

2004

Obstetrics and Gynaecology/subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Past Posts

1993-2001

Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation, Northern Ireland

2001-2004

Subspecialty Fellow in Maternal and Fetal Medicine/Lecturer, Bristol

2005-2007

Consultant/Senior Lecturer RJMH/QUB

Current Post

Consultant Obstetrician/Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine RJMH Belfast

Current Clinical Interests

Antenatal Care (general and ‘High Risk’) - Lead Clinician
Ultrasound scanning
Prenatal Diagnosis
Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
Labour Ward
Services
The services we provide are described in this website and include: -    antenatal care
-    obstetrics ultrasound
including early pregnancy scans, fetal anatomy scans, fetal growth scans, 3 & 4D scans -    prenatal diagnosis including nuchal translucency, fetal cardiac scans, chorionic villous sampling, amniocentesis postnatal care including neonatal examination of your new baby Although private obstetric care in Northern Ireland is for antenatal care/neonatal examination and does not include presence of the obstetrician at the delivery I will try my best to be present - I especially enjoy delivering babies of women/couples I have got to know over the antenatal period . This is not always possible if labour occurs spontaneously or unexpectedly. If I was unavailable, one of my colleagues within the team for “personal patient cover” will try and be present, but this is not guaranteed either, especially if labours occurs too quickly or if it is totally uncomplicated. This team comprises consultants and some specialists who are awaiting a consultant post.
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Dr Alyson Hunter

Staff Midwife Christine Peddle
Dr Frank Casey

Dr David Miller

Ms Susan McMurtry

Ms Amy Walsh
- Consultant Paediatric cardiologist Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

- Consultant Neonatologist Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital

- Secretary

- Secretary
Services

Dr Hunter’s clinics are held in 352 Consulting on the Lisburn Road. The consulting rooms are in in a Victorian redbrick house that has recently been renovated. The reception, waiting areas and consulting rooms are designed for the patients’ comfort. 352 prides itself on offering the most up to date ultrasound facilities.

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