The Digestive Diseases Centre consists of a 58 bedded ward, with 11beds being allocated to short stay patients and the other 47 to a combination of Medical Gastroenterology and GI surgery. The ward is situated on Level 9a in the Millennium Wing.
There is an Outpatient Department and a four roomed Endoscopy Suite at RSCH, on Level 9 of the Thomas Kemp Tower. Access is via Level 9a Millennium Wing.
There is one Endoscopy room at The Princess Royal Hospital and some outpatient activity.
Digestive Diseases outpatients clinics 0300 303 8360
Endoscopy booking team 0300 303 8517
Level 9a ward - extn. 4498/9
Endoscopy (RSCH) Recovery – extn. 4570, fax. 01273 664960
Endoscopy & DDC Outpatients reception – extn. 4667, fax. 01444 448679
Endoscopy (PRH) - extn. 8188
Directorate Manager - Patsy Huckle (via PA / email)
Business Manager – Angela Barst - 62946
Rota Coordinator - Deborah Hodson - 63973
Directorate PA – Claire Robinson - 62945
Key clinical staff:
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Peter Larsen Disney – Clinical Director
Mark Austin - Lead Consultant for Endoscopy
Stuart Cairns – Lead Consultant for Bowel Screening and Education
Marc Lamah – Colorectal Surgery Lead and Surgical Governance
Khaled Hamdan – Lead Consultant for Upper GI
Alan Ireland – Lead Consultant for Gastroenterology and Medical Governance
Etienne Moore – Lead Consultant for Clinical Audit
Melissa Smith – Lead Consultant for IBD
Jane Kingsbury – Lead Nurse
Janet Bates – Nurse Manager, Endoscopy
Geraldine Holland – Ward Manager 9A
Lena King – Manager for Bowel Screening Programme
Clinic times / opening hours:
In addition to the main departments Digestive Diseases also has the following teams to support their patients:
Information for Prospective Patients
What is a colonoscopy?
Preparing for a colonoscopy
What is a gastroscopy?
What is a flexible sigmoidocsopy?