The Trust’s Endoscopy department has dedicated facilities at ESH and Crawley. Both are purpose built units that meet the highest environmental standards using state of the art equipment and delivering a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. In March the department opened its doors for an Open Day where the public was invited on a tour of the unit at ESH, which was very well received.
The JAG Team (Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy) visited the department on 30 April for a pre-accreditation visit. The visit went well and they were very positive in their feedback. We have since received confirmation from the JAG that they will conduct the formal accreditation visit on 1 October 2013.
Accreditation will pave the way for the Trust to carry out bowel and flexi-sigmoid screening for patients who currently have to travel to Guildford or Frimley.
For more information about the Trust’s Endoscopy department contact:
Rosemary Goodchild, Endoscopy Unit Manager: 01737 768511 ext 8340
For more information about The JAG see: www.thejag.org.uk