Endoscopy Services

Our Service

The endoscopy service for the Western Trust is provided across three sites.

Altnagelvin Hospital

The Endoscopy Unit is a standalone facility and is managed by the Clinical Diagnostics Directorate. The Unit was awarded Joint Advisory Group (JAG) Accreditation in 2010 and reaccredited in 2018. It is the only JAG accredited facility within the Western Trust and also organises nationally accredited courses for the teaching and training of endoscopists.

The Altnagelvin Endoscopy Unit contains 3 endoscopy rooms providing 30 sessions per week including screening lists for the regional bowel cancer screening programme.

The Unit has separate male and female admission areas and an en-suite bowel preparation room, two segregated trolley bays for male and female recovery patients, and a separate seated discharge area. There is a ‘quiet room’ for consultations and giving sensitive information.

South West Acute Hospital

The South West Acute Hospital Endoscopy Unit contains 2 procedure rooms which provide 9 sessions per week. A pre-assessment clinic for Bowel Cancer Screening patients is held once per week.

The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex

The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex offers one procedure room which provides 7 endoscopy sessions per week.

Procedures

The procedures provided for both outpatients and inpatients across the 3 sites comprise:

All units:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Altnagelvin unit:

  • Bronchoscopy/Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Jejunal endoscopic gastrostomy (JEG)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • 24hr oesophageal ph studies
  • Oesophageal Manometry

South West Acute Hospital unit:

  • Bronchoscopy/Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
Further Resources

Locations where this service is delivered


Contacts

Endoscopy Unit - Altnagelvin Area Hospital

Endoscopy Unit, South Wing, Altnagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT47 6SB

Call us02871296179 or extension 216910 or 216911

Endoscopy Unit - South West Acute Hospital

124 Irvinestown Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 6DN

Call us02866382387 or Extension 252077

Endoscopy Unit - Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex

7 Donaghanie Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0NR

Call us02882833100 oe Extension 237243