The Endoscopy Unit at Trafford General forms part of Endoscopy services across Manchester which are managed by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. We work closely with units at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital. The unit is open Monday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm. We aim to make your visit to the unit as relaxed as possible, provide you with a high standard of care and keep you fully informed of what is happening at all times to enable you to make informed choices.

Please help us improve our service by completing this patient survey after your visit.

Finding us

The Trafford Endoscopy Unit is situated in the Park Unit, Entrance 8, at Trafford General Hospital. This is located near the car park at the front of the hospital off Moorside Road.

If attending as an outpatient, please report to the reception desk when you enter the building.

Visiting us for a procedure

If you are being admitted as a day case, you will be sent detailed information through the post about your procedure and how to prepare for it. It is very important that you follow the instructions given. Should you have any questions, or are unsure in any way, please contact us and a member of staff will be able to assist you.

On the day of your appointment, please report to the reception desk on the Endoscopy Unit on arrival to the hospital where you will be directed to the waiting area. A nurse will collect your necessary details and prepare you for your test. Everything will be explained and you may ask any questions you have. You will be asked to sign a consent form to show that you understand the benefits and risks of your procedure and that you agree to go ahead with it.

For some procedures, you may be asked to change into a gown. You might like to have a pair of slippers and a dressing gown with you. We provide baskets for your clothing and personal belongings. Please do not bring valuable items with you. The Trust will not accept responsibility for patient’s belongings during their admission.

Your procedure will be carried out by a suitably trained member of staff – either a doctor or specialist nurse – who is involved in performing these procedures on a regular basis in order to ensure they maintain excellent skills in the area.

Following your procedure, you may be offered refreshments depending on the aftercare of your specific test.

We will discuss the results of your test and provide written and verbal aftercare and follow-up information. As a general rule, we will ask you to see your GP for any recommended medication. Urgent medication will be provided by the pharmacy department before you go home. You will be required to pay for this unless exempt.

Our team

Staff on the unit you may meet are:

  • Doctors and Specialist Nurses
  • Unit Manager
  • Sister
  • Staff Nurses
  • Auxiliaries
  • Ward Clerk
  • Porter

Patient information

We perform a range of endoscopic procedures for both inpatients and outpatients.

Outpatients will be sent a leaflet containing essential information about their test. We will also provide additional written and verbal discharge advice after your procedure. If we make a diagnosis, we will give written information on relevant medical conditions.

We are continuously striving to improve our services. Your views are very important to us. Should you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service.

Contact us

Endoscopy Unit
Tel: 0161 746 2016

Further information

The websites below cover a variety of topics that may be useful to you.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System (by the University of Leicester)
An interactive guide to the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.

Anatomy of the GI Tract(by the University of Leicester)
An interactive anatomy of the gastro-intestinal system.

British Lung Foundation
Provide support, information and advice to those with lung conditions and their carers.

British Society of Gastroenterology
Organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom.

British Thoracic Society
The official body of respiratory specialists, including medical practitioners, nurses and scientists.

Core – Fighting Gut and Liver Disease
A UK charity that funds research into the entire range of gut, liver, intestinal and bowel illnesses.

Patient UK
A selection of patient information leaflets on the gut, bowel and stomach.