Our Services


The endoscopy service provides care for both sexes from the age of sixteen, patients present to the service from both emergency and planned routes for inpatient and outpatient endoscopies.  Patients are cared for in our Endoscopy Day Unit.  The unit consists of waiting area, 2 clerking rooms, 2 pre –procedure waiting areas and a 3 and 6 bedded recovery room.

Procedures provided:

  • Gastroscopy – traditional per oral and transnasal
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Oesophageal manometry and pH monitoring
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy

Where is the service provided from?

Endoscopy Unit
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0PL

Contact details

Zoe Clapham
Unit Manager
Telephone: (0191) 4041000 ext 2273 bleep 273

Endoscopy Bookings Office
Telephone: (0191) 4041051

The team 

  • Consultant gastroenterologists – Dr S Panter, Professor C Rees, Dr F Butt, Dr J Topping
  •  Consultant surgeons - Mr K Wynne, Mr BV Joypaul,  Mr S Subramonia, Mr A Krishna, Mr D Garkuwa (A&E consultant)
  • Consultant Physicians – Dr L Fuller, Dr M Shipley and Dr M Bone
  • Nurse Specialist (Upper GI - Manometry) - Ms. A Frame
  • Staff Grade surgeons - Ms R Lucey, Mr Thapa, Mr Singh


Locations for Endoscopy in South Tyneside:

South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000