Endoscopy Unit - Haygarth Building

This purpose-built Endoscopy Unit was opened in May 2014 and our modern facility includes has 5 fully commissioned procedure rooms incorporating the latest in endoscopic technology. The Unit also offers segregated, single sex changing and recovery areas to help maintain dignity and quality standards.

The Endoscopy Unit covers the population of Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston, Western Cheshire, and North Wales for both inpatient and outpatient activity.  The Endoscopy unit also receives a number of referrals for access to the service through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

The Endoscopy Unit is compliant with the relevant Joint Advisory Group (JAG) guidelines and Global Rating Scale audits (G.R.S.).  These will ensure that a high standard of treatment and care is delivered to all patients throughout the Unit.

The Endoscopy Unit is committed to the training and development of all the staff working here and provides appropriate facilities for Trainers and Trainees, including Medical and Surgical Staff, Specialist Nurses, and Endoscopy Practitioners.  All Endoscopy Nursing staff complete JAG Endoscopy Training System (JETS) which is validated by JAG and the Royal College of Physicians.

The Endoscopy Unit delivers a service and care to patients who require either diagnostic or therapeutic treatment for Gastrointestinal and Respiratory conditions in both an outpatient and inpatient setting.  This can be on both an elective and emergency basis.

Scope of service

The Endoscopy Unit performs both diagnostic, therapeutic and surveillance procedures which covers a range of specialties that include Gastroenterology, Upper & Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery, Respiratory and Urology Services.

Procedures that the Endoscopy Unit the performs includes –

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • PEG insertions/replacement
  • Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Pill Cam

*NOTE* The Countess of Chester Hospital does not provide an Endoscopy Service for Children under the age of 16.

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