NHS Education for Scotland Logo

Scotland Deanery

Home of medical and dental excellence

University Hospital Crosshouse

University Hospital Crosshouse

College Tutor

University Hospital Crosshouse

Dr Fiona Dennison


Dr Fiona Dennison



West of Scotland

Unit name

Ayrshire Maternity Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse.

Number of deliveries/ year

Approximately 3800

College tutor(s)

Dr Fiona Dennison (fiona.dennison@aapct.scot.nhs.uk)

Rota coordinator

Dr Fiona Dennison

Rota structure (tier 1: FY2/GPST/ST1-2, tier 2: ST3-7)

Daytime: two tier 2 doctors

Out of hours: one tier 2 doctor

ST1 is on the tier 1 rota, ST2 will be supernumerary/step up as the rota allows

Main site and any additional posts covered in rotation (eg. For clinics or day surgery)

Main site: University Hospital Crosshouse:

Peripheral outpatient clinics:

Ayrshire central hospital (Irvine)

University Hospital Ayr (Ayr)

East Ayrshire Community Hospital (Cumnock)

North West Clinic (Kilmarnock)

ATSMs/subspecialty training posts offered.

High Risk Pregnancy

Advanced labour ward practice

Benign abdominal surgery open and laparoscopic   Colposcopy

Benign gynaecology surgery (hysteroscopy)              Obstetric Medicine

Labour ward lead

Urogynaecology and vaginal surgery

No subspecialty posts.

Specialist services.

District general hospital.

Gynae oncology, fertility, urogynaecology, menopause, adolescent gynaecology, sexual health

Maternal medicine unit covers large demographic area.

What day of the week is departmental teaching?


How to get there.

Car (ideally) as large area covered particularly if travelling between clinics. 

M77 Glasgow to Crosshouse. Longer journey times if outpatient clinic in Ayr.

Travel miles financially reimbursed.


Bus: X76 Buchanan Street to Kilmarnock. 1x change to Crosshouse hospital.

Train: Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock. Bus to Crosshouse hospital.

Top Five things you need to know.

  • Free on-site parking including all peripheral clinic locations. Parking spaces readily available.
  • Supportive and friendly consultants and senior midwives. Provide invaluable support to junior registrars on solo night shifts in DGH. Very sociable unit with great Christmas/summer party.
  • Very good opportunities for gynaecology operating as middle grade.
  • Good obstetric scan opportunities.
  • Famous scones. Canteen and doctors facilities very good. Doctors room with kettle, fridge, microwave, tv, comfy chairs.

This page was last updated on: 17.11.2021 at 11.28