Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

We provide an extensive gastroenterology service - based mainly at Warrington Hospital and providing services at Halton General Hospital as well.
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Services Provided

Our Gastroenterology Department provide the following services:

Endoscopy Unit

There is a JAG accredited endoscopy unit at Warrington Hospital providing over 10,000 procedures per year. It is a busy but friendly, very well organized, and efficient department. The unit provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic/therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopies, Bronchoscopy as well as ERCP.

The endoscopy unit offers an excellent endoscopy training program and regularly receives very positive feedback from both medical and surgical trainees.

A second endoscopy unit is situated on the Halton site, this NEW unit (re-opened in Feb 2015) offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI Endoscopy and Flexible Cystoscopies.

 

Gastroenterology Ward

Inpatient care is provided on a dedicated 21 bedded Gastroenterology ward (C22) with two consultant led teams at a time each comprising a F1, F2/CMT and an SPR.

A consultant led ward round is carried out every morning, supported by a very highly motivated, dedicated and experienced ward nursing team.

 

On-call Arrangements

There is a comprehensive out of hours endoscopy on-call service provided by the Gastroenterology consultants. In addition, there is a daily consultant delivered inpatient endoscopy list to provide timely endoscopy for GI bleeds and other urgent GI conditions.

 

Outpatients Clinics/MDTs

A total of 18 Gastroenterology clinics per week are provided for gastroenterology and Haematology patients. There are clinics with subspecialty interest including viral Hepatitis C and inflammatory bowel diseases. The department has recently won a bid to acquire a fibroscan machine to improve the management of patients with liver diseases within the Warrington and Halton catchments.

There are regular radiology, histology and IBD MDT meetings. These meetings provide useful experience in managing complex conditions with multidisciplinary involvement.

Our Team

Consultants

  • Dr W C Tan - Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
  • Dr S Ramakrishnan - Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
  • Dr S Bharathi - Lead Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Dr O Patani - Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Dr B Manjunatha - Consultant Gastroenterologist
 

Specialist Nurses

  • Jan Dougherty - IBD Specialist Nurse
  • Pauline Kua - Hepatology Specialist Nurse
 

Managers

  • Tom Liversedge - Divisional Manager
  • Carol McEvoy - Ward Manager (C22)
  • Karen Smith - Endoscopy Unit Manager
Clinic Scheduling

Gastroenterology

Our outpatient gastroenterology clinics are led by one of the consultant team. These clinics are held on:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, both AM and PM and Friday AM at Warrington Hospital
  • Wednesday and Friday, both AM and PM, at Halton Hospital
 

Fast Track Clinics

The Fast Track clinics are available for urgent access to the GPs for Gastroenterology conditions including suspected cancers and can be booked via the Bed Bureau clerks at Warrington. These clinics will be covered by any one of the consultant team. These clinics are held on:

  • Monday AM, Tuesday AM and PM and Friday AM, at Warrington Hospital
Referral Guidance

Referrals into the Gastroenterology Department can be made via Choose and Book or a referral letter to the consultant.

Where to Find Us

Main Outpatients
Appleton Wing
Warrington Hospital
Lovely Lane
Warrington
WA5 1QG

Main Outpatients
Halton Hospital
Hospital Way
Runcorn
WA7 2DA

Contact Us

For consultant queries please contact the appropriate secretary on the following contact numbers:

  • Dr Tan - 01925 662762
  • Dr Ramakrishnan and Dr Patani - 01925 662411
  • Dr Bharathi and Dr Manjunatha - 01925 664215

Warrington Hospital

Halton General Hospital