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Gastroenterology

Current status – 1 August 2022

Glan Clwyd Hospital

The following Gastroenterology Outpatient Services are taking place for urgent patients as indicated below:-

- Consultant Clinics - Telephone and face-to-face clinics continue to take place in Glan Clwyd Hospital and some community hospital sites.

- Hepatology Clinics - Telephone and face-to-face clinics continue to take place in Glan Clwyd Hospital.

- Fibroscan Clinics - Telephone clinics and nface-to-face clinics continue to take place in Glan Clwyd Hospital. 

- IBD Clinics - Telephone clinics face-to-face clinics continue to take place in Glan Clwyd Hospital.

The following urgent Endoscopy Services are taking place -

• Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

• Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

• Colonoscopy

• Gastroscopy

• Flexi-sigmoidoscopy

Bowel Screening Wales services have restarted.

The Medical Day Case Unit is operational from Ward 6 and provides nurse led care and follow ups, IBD infusions, blood transfusions and assessment and management of ascites as well as many more interventions helping keep patients well and out of hospital.

Ysbyty Gwynedd

Fibroscan clinics, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Capsule Endoscopy appointments and Diagnostic Endoscopy services at Ysbyty Gwynedd are all running daily, but at a reduced capacity.

Bowel Screening Wales services has also restarted.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and BSW procedures are run weekly and Diagnostic Endoscopy services are all running daily at Wrexham Maelor.

We are undertaking several telephone and face-to-face clinics for urgent patients with suspected cancer as well as routine telephone clinics. 

The following services are taking place:

IBD clinics

IBD telephone clinics are undertaken on a Monday and Tuesday and the IBD helpline is open 24 hours a day.

BBV clinics

BBV telephone clinics are undertaken weekly

Fibroscan clinics

These are currently on hold and will reopen in August 2022

Capsule Endoscopy appointments

These are scheduled for every Wednesday

IV Suite

This clinic runs every Wednesday