Endoscopy

Welcome to the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals endoscopy units.

The endoscopy service is delivered over two sites, Royal Preston Hospital (RPH) and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital (CDH). We serve a population of 370,000 people.

Both endoscopy units are Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accredited. JAG accreditation demonstrates that we achieve a high quality and safe service ensuring excellent patient experience. Accreditation allows our Trust to complete procedures for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme for those between 60-74 years, and the Bowel Scope Screening for those of 55 years of age to remove polyps from the colon, help prevent bowel cancer and also detect asymptomatic cancers to improve outcomes.

We complete a range of endoscopic procedures; gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, bronchoscopy, ERCP and EUS. We provide a range of breath tests including for bacterial overgrowth, lactose intolerance and helicobacter pylori.

The Royal Preston Endoscopy unit is located on Burgundy Street. This unit is open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, with late evening sessions every Tuesday and alternate Wednesday until 9pm. At the weekend the unit is open from 8am – 1pm.

The Chorley Hospital unit is located on level 3. This unit is open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, with late evenings Monday and Wednesday unit 9pm. There is also a service run frequently on a Saturday and Sunday undertaken by agency staff.

As we continuously strive to provide an excellent service to our patients, patient feedback is paramount. Therefore we have created an Endoscopy Patient Panel, were we can invite patients to come and feedback to us about our service enabling us to make improvements. You can find our reply slips in our reception areas if you are interested in joining or alternatively contact the endoscopy unit.