Hospital now offers evening endoscopy

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Patients needing specialist endoscopy at West Suffolk Hospital no longer need to take time off work.

The hospital now runs extended sessions from 5pm and 8pm Mondays to Thursdays as a result of feedback from GPs and patients.

The service is being run by a team of consultant gastroenterologists and nurse endoscopists and is mainly for gastroscopy, which looks at the stomach, and flexible sigmoidoscopy which examines the colon.

Patients can choose to take an evening session appointment when they are referred by their GP using the new ‘choose and book’ system.