The Wellington Hospital has one of the largest fully-integrated Gastro-Intestinal (GI) units in the independent sector and is able to treat the whole range of GI and biliary conditions.
The heart of the GI Unit is our Endoscopy Centre, a standalone facility which is situated in the Central Building, adjacent to the Wellington Hospital's South Building at 21 Wellington Road. Originally opened in 1998, as the Endoscopy Unit, the service and buildings have been through a redevelopment and expansion which opened in June 2012 as a new Endoscopy Centre.
The centre is able to offer a full range of upper and lower GI Endoscopic investigations and treatments, including Endoscopic Ultrasound. A dedicated X-ray screening room also supports the area allowing consultants to accurately perform new and often intricate techniques.
Three Endoscopy suites are equipped with the very latest in videoscopy technology which provides the operators with high definition image capture, including still photography of procedures undertaken. An integrated patient reporting and audit software system supports all our endoscopy procedures ensuring the highest standards of patient care and safety. Detailed reports, with high definition images are available in a number of formats, within minutes of the procedure.
The centre has 12 specifically designed en-suite recovery bays which have been built in a traditional open style recovery ward; increasing privacy, cleanliness and comfort for each patient.
Our team of senior consultants, many of them at the peak of their profession, includes distinguished surgeons, physicians, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists. The consultants are supported by an experienced team of specialist nurses and have access to the very latest diagnostic and endoscopic technology, which can help to speed up diagnosis and enable treatment to begin quickly.
The unit has team approach, bringing together for the benefit of patients, the combined experience of consultants specialising in upper and lower gastro intestinal conditions together with specialists in endoscopy.
We provide a comprehensive range of services including surgical and non-surgical obesity treatments and a wide selection of investigations and treatments for conditions such as Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn's Disease.
Unit Website: www.thewellingtongiunit.com