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Upgrade of MRI Endoscopy Unit

The Endoscopy Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary is to close from 3rd April to 28th July 2017 for a major upgrade to improve facilities for patients and visitors.

During this time, some appointments will be provided at Trafford General Hospital while others will still take place at the MRI in alternative temporary locations.

A shuttle bus service operates free of charge between the MRI and Trafford General Hospital - see the Trafford getting to hospital section on the website for details.


Service Description:

The endoscopy suite is a state-of-the-art facility that provides comfortable surroundings for patients undergoing endoscopy procedures. The modern, high-tech equipment available allows for the most up-to-date procedures (such as endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography - ERCP, spy glass endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, double balloon endoscopy and capsule endoscopy) to be carried out on patients.

For more information on the Gastroenterology and Hepatology service, please click here.


The Manchester Centre for Gastroenterology and Hepatology is located on the 2nd Floor of Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

Enter the MRI through Entrance 2 (on The Boulevard adjacent to Marks and Spencer) and walk straight through Costa Coffee to the lifts. Take the lift to the 2nd floor. Turn right and go down the ramp. The Endoscopy unit is on the left hand side, and reception is on the right when you enter the unit.

Click here for directions to the Hospital

Click here for a plan of the Hospital site

The Centre also has a Gastroenterology and Endoscopy department at Trafford Hospitals.


For information about our gastroenterology consultants, please visit their profiles on the right hand side of this page.

Surgical consultant endoscopists include Mr Donnelly, Professor Hill, Mr Jamdhar, Mr Rajeev Kushwaha and Mr Sheen.

Our respiratory consultants who perform bronchoscopy are Dr. Simon Bailey, Dr. Marwan Najib and Dr. Karthik Santhanakrishnan.

Endoscopy Nurses

Our Senior Endoscopy team comprises of Senior Nurse John Astridge and Matron Melanie Pickering.

Our Endoscopy sisters are Karen Ashton, Lisa Johnson & Lynsey Phelan.

Senior nurse Endoscopy team

Admission and appointments:

Appointments are booked following a referral from your GP or from other hospitals, and then by appointment only.

Contact Numbers:

Reception: 0161 276 4366

Administration team: 0161 276 5695 / 0161 276 5696

Nurses: 0161 276 7993 (If you have queries prior to your endoscopy)

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