Endoscopy Services

Altnagelvin Unit

The Endoscopy Unit is a standalone unit and is managed by the Clinical Diagnostics Directorate. The Unit was awarded Joint Advisory Group (JAG) Accreditation in 2010 and reaccredited in 2015.  It is the only JAG accredited facility within the Western Trust and in Northern Ireland, and also offers Nationally Accredited Courses for the teaching and training of Endoscopists.

The Unit contains 3 endoscopy rooms providing 30 sessions per week. It also provides Bowel Cancer Screening sessions two to three times per week.

The Unit has separate male and female admission areas and an en-suite bowel preparation room, two 6 trolley bays for male and female recovery patients, and a separate seated discharge area. There is a ‘quiet room’ for consultations and breaking of bad news. The scope cleaning and decontamination facility is housed within the unit and serviced by HSDU personnel who hold ISO certification (LRQ-0955680/A).

The procedures provided for both in and out patients comprise:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP
  • PEG/JEG
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • 24hr oesophageal PH studies
  • Oesophageal Manometry
  • Bronchoscopy/EBUS

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.

Tyrone County Hospital

The Tyrone County Hospital offers one procedure room which provides 7 endoscopy sessions per week.