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The majority of patients using the service are seen on a day case basis. The unit also provides a service for adult patients admitted to the wards of West Suffolk Hospital on a planned and unplanned basis.

Services provided

  •  Gastroscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  •  Colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  •  Flexible sigmoidoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  •  PEG
  •  ERCP (performed in the x-ray department twice weekly)
  •  Bronchoscopy
  •  Cystoscopy
  •  Urological investigations
  •  Urology nurse practitioner sessions

Contact the team

Endoscopy reception: 01284 713247

Endoscopy appointments: 01284 712748

Dr Simon Whalley, lead consultant in endoscopy: 01284 712877

Nigel Beeton, service manager: 01284 713094

Paula Heading, deputy service manager: 01284 712561

Tracey Fells, ward manager: 01284 712785


The Endoscopy unit is situated on the ground floor towards the rear of the main hospital building

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 9.30pm
Friday 8:00am - 6.00pm

Patient information