We offer various appointments across the area, so if you have been offered an appointment but would like to look to see if there is an appointment nearer to your home, please see the list of appointments and sites below.
Specialists Screening Practitioner appointments
- Main Outpatients, University Hospital of Hartlepool
- Main Outpatients, University Hospital of North Tees
- The Lagan Surgery, Redcar
- Live Well Centre, Middlesbrough
- The Friarage, Northallerton
- Endoscopy Unit, South Wing, University Hospital of North Tees
- Rutherford Morrison Unit, University Hospital of Hartlepool
What to expect on the day
It is understandable that having to come in to hospital can be an anxious or worrying time, but our professional and experienced team in our endoscopy unit at North Tees are here to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Our team will support and guide you through your appointment and will answer any questions you may have on the day. Understanding what you can expect to happen during your time in the Tees Screening Centre can help ease any anxiety you have before you join us for your procedure.
We have outlined below what will happen on the day and what you may need to bring with you when you enter our unit.
When you arrive please check in with the reception team at the desk.
Please bring your paperwork with you when you come for your procedure and hand it in to the Receptionist who will check your details are correct on the computer system.
After you have checked in you will be asked to have a seat in our waiting area. A nurse will collect you when it is time for your test.
Once you have been collected from the waiting area you will be taken to an admitting room where the nurse will go through your paperwork, ask you some questions and explain what will happen during your procedure.
The nurse will then show you to the changing area where you will be able to get changed.
Once you are changed you will be collected from the changing area and shown into the procedure room where the Endoscopy Team will be waiting to greet you.
You will have a team of specialists involved in your care and present in the room during your procedure.
Will look after you during the test and help with the procedure and equipment
The specialist nurse or doctor who will perform the procedure
Helps the endoscopist with the procedure and equipment
Specialist Screening practitioner
Records the data and results from the procedure and will discuss your results with you
Prepping for the procedure
Our endoscopy specialists and the rest of the team will prepare for your appointment before you are taken in to the procedure room.
Recovery Area – Stage 1
If you have had a Bowel Scope Screening test you will be able to go straight home once the Screening Practitioner has discussed your results with you.
If you have had a colonoscopy you will be taken to the recovery area after your procedure where you will have some time to recover.
Recovery Area – Stage 2
Once you are dressed you will be escorted to the second stage recovery area where you will be able to have a hot drink and a sandwich.
Results and discharge
Before you go home a screening practitioner will go through the results of your test with you and give you your discharge paperwork. You will be able to ask any questions you may have following the procedure.
If you have had sedation you will be discharged into the care of a relative or friend.