Your visit to the Endoscopy unit
If you are being admitted as a day case, you will be sent
detailed information through the post about your procedure and how
to prepare for it. It is very important that you follow the
On the day of your appointment
Please report to the reception desk on the Endoscopy
For some procedures, you may be asked to change into a gown. You
might like to have a pair of slippers and a dressing gown with you.
Please do not bring valuable items with you. The Trust will not
accept responsibility for patient's belongings during their
We will discuss the results of your test and provide written and
verbal aftercare and follow-up information.
When you come for an appointment, always remember to bring
details of any tablets or medications that you are taking.
As a general rule, we will ask you to see your GP for any
recommended medication. Urgent medication will be provided by the
pharmacy department before you go home with a standard prescription
charge, unless you are exempt.
Please stop taking iron tablets for seven days before your test,
if you take Warfarin or any other blood thinning agents let the
nurses know on 0161 276 7993.
Previous X-Ray procedure
If you have been to the X-ray department and taken barium for an
X-ray test within 10 days of your Endoscopy test please let us know
on 0161 276 5696 / 5696.
Privacy and Dignity
The Endoscopy Unit strives to ensure your privacy and dignity is
maintained at all times and we have the following systems and
resources in place.
- Single sex clinic sessions (Emergencies
- Private bowel preparation rooms with ensuite toilet
facilities and door curtain screens
- Provision of theatre gown, dressing gowns, and disposable
If English is not your first language and you require
clarification of the instructions you have been sent, or require an
interpreter, please ask someone to contact the Unit on 0161 276
5695 / 5696.
If you have any questions, or are unsure in any way, please contact us.