The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Clinical Director - Adrian Crellin
General Manager - Rob Armstrong
Head of Nursing - Michelle Lazenby
Lead Clinician - Clare Donnellan
Business/Service Manager - Keely Robson
Matron - Kate Smith


Gastro-Intestinal Services incorporates a joint medical and surgical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases including cancer. The aim is to provide a patient focused approach to GI diseases.

The GI services are now provided at St James's Hospital. They are supported by elective inpatient and outpatient services at Wharfedale and Chapel Allerton Hospitals, including endoscopy, radiology and laboratory services. The Trust provides an acute, elective, secondary and tertiary service.

Endoscopy Services at Wharfedale Hospital, Tel: (0113) 392 1708

Transferring into the new hospital enabled further Endoscopy sessions to take place. This, coupled with the training of nurses to perform routine upper and lower endoscopies has resulted in a huge increase in activity within the Endoscopy department at Wharfedale Hospital.

Procedures currently undertaken in the Endoscopy department are

  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy, colposcopy and rigid sigmoidoscopies are performed in the out patient department

The Endoscopy department offer a direct access service for upper GI endoscopies, other referral for Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopies and cystoscopies is by a consultant referral to RBS.

Current waiting times for non urgent procedures currently stands at approximately 4-6 weeks.