The Endoscopy Unit is located in Trafford General Hospital and
is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
We aim to:
- Make your visit to the unit as relaxed as possible
- Provide you with a high standard of care based on current
recommendations and protocols
- Keep you fully informed of what is happening at all times to
enable you to make informed choices
The Endoscopy Unit is situated in the Park Unit, Entrance 8, at
Trafford General Hospital. This is located near the car park at the
front of the hospital off Moorside Road.
If attending as an outpatient, please report to the reception
desk when you enter the building.
Visiting us for a procedure
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
instructions given. Should you have any questions, or are unsure in
any way, please contact us and a member of staff will be able to
On the day of your appointment, please report to the reception
desk on the Endoscopy Unit on arrival to the hospital
where you will be directed to the waiting area. A nurse will
collect your necessary details and prepare you for your test.
Everything will be explained and you may ask any questions you
have. You will be asked to sign a consent form to show that you
understand the benefits and risks of your procedure and that you
agree to go ahead with it.
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.
We provide baskets for your clothing and personal belongings.
Please do not bring valuable items with you. The Trust will not
accept responsibility for patient's belongings during their
Your procedure will be carried out by a suitably trained member
of staff - either a doctor or specialist nurse - who is involved in
performing these procedures on a regular basis in order to ensure
they maintain excellent skills in the area.
Following your procedure, you may be offered refreshments
depending on the aftercare of your specific test.
We will discuss the results of your test and provide written and
verbal aftercare and follow-up information. 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. You will be required to pay for this unless exempt.
Staff on the unit you may meet are:
- Doctors and Specialist Nurses
- Unit Manager
- Staff Nurses
- Ward Clerk
We perform a range of endoscopic procedures for both inpatients
Outpatients will be sent a leaflet containing essential
information about their test. We will also provide additional
written and verbal discharge advice after your procedure. If we
make a diagnosis, we will give written information on relevant
We are continuously striving to improve our services. Your views
are very important to us. Should you have any feedback, comments or
suggestions, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison
Tel: 0161 746 2016
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The websites below cover a variety of topics that may be useful
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust is not responsible for the content of external
Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System (by the
University of Leicester)
An interactive guide to the anatomy and physiology of the
Anatomy of the GI Tract(by the University of Leicester)
An interactive anatomy of the gastro-intestinal system.
Provide support, information and advice to those with lung
conditions and their carers.
British Society of
Organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within
the United Kingdom.
The official body of respiratory specialists, including medical
practitioners, nurses and scientists.
- Fighting Gut and Liver Disease
A UK charity that funds research into the entire range of gut,
liver, intestinal and bowel illnesses.
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A selection of patient information leaflets on the gut, bowel and