Open Access Procedures
We offer open access procedures
Open Access is designed specifically for patients who require colonoscopy or endoscopy for reasons such as:
Asymptomatic individuals with positive faecal occult blood tests results eg, National Bowel Cancer Screening, Rotary Screening etc
Asymptomatic individuals with a family history of bowel cancer.
Patients with stable oesophageal reflux who require screening for Barretts Oesophagus.
Patients who are otherwise fit and well, under the age of 75, and weigh less than 120 kg
There is a very strict criteria for Open Access admissions, and an phone triage interview is required, as you will not have a pre-procedure consultation with a gastroenterologist.
Patients who are frail, symptomatic or unwell generally do not meet this criteria and would usually need to be fully assessed at consultation prior to undertaking any procedure.