Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope. Our staff aim to deliver a service which is patient centred and promotes privacy and dignity and comfort. Procedures are performed by endoscopists and supported by experienced trained endoscopy nurses and health care assistants.

EndoscopyThe service is currently provided at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital (DPoW) in Grimsby and Scunthorpe General Hospital. Endoscopy services at Goole have been temporarily moved to Scunthorpe while the Trust considers the substantial investment that is needed to improve decontamination facilities at Goole.

Around 1800 procedures are carried out each month with services provided in integrated units with a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The majority of patients using the service are seen on a day-case basis. The unit also provides services for adults admitted to the wards on a planned and unplanned basis, along with an out-of-hours Upper Gastrointestinal bleed service.

The units have three permanently equipped rooms at each site, providing a variety of procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic:

  • Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy.

Staff are working towards gaining and maintaining JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accreditation.

Getting to your appointment

The Trust has a number of patient and visitor car parks, which have dedicated disabled parking spaces. The Grimsby unit is located on B floor of the hospital and the unit at Scunthorpe is located on the ground floor adjacent to the main entrance. Both units have a waiting area for patients and relatives and the DPoW unit has lift facilities adjacent to the entrance. The units are open from Monday to Friday, 8.am to 7pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm.

24 hour contact numbers in place for patient support, which are detailed on all Patient Information Leaflets and Discharge letters.

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Scunthorpe

Grimsby

Goole

Contact us

Grimsby

Endoscopy
Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scartho Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN33 2BA

03033 303611

Scunthorpe

Endoscopy
Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BH

03033 302221

Goole

Endoscopy
Goole and District Hospital
Woodland Avenue
Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6RX
Please note this service is currently being carried out at Scunthorpe General Hospital
03033 304119

Patient information leaflets

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