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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a long, thin, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope to diagnose or treat a condition within the gastrointestinal tract.

Here at the Endoscopy Unit at Airedale General Hospital we offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.


Endoscopy has temporarily moved out of its usual home and is now operating out of two locations:

  • the new theatres procedure suite at location B5 (orange entrance opposite Outpatients)
  • the Vanguard (mobile) unit outside B18 in the Education Centre car park.
Two staff members with patient
Temporary endoscopy unit building


Endoscopy procedures are performed by doctors and specially trained nurses (nurse endoscopists). All endoscopists have met the criteria set by the UK national endoscopy body JAG (Joint Advisory Group  on GI Endoscopy), and the unit is a JAG Accredited Service.

More information about procedures

These procedures are delivered to both inpatients and outpatients. We also provide a 24 hour emergency endoscopy service which operates 365 days a year.

We provide a pre-assessment service for patients requiring colonoscopies and other lower GI procedures.

Our unit also provides screening as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Patients and relatives are treated in a friendly and approachable manner at all times.  We work as a team assisting and supporting each other to ensure the smooth operation of the unit.

Our endoscopy unit is currently open Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm and can be found at location C16.

If you have any queries about your endoscopic procedure here at Airedale, please contact 01535 292341.

For queries relating to your appointment please contact our waiting list office on 01535 292345.

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