We have state of the art endoscopy units at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Our team of specialists will take good care of you if you have been referred to us because you have a medical condition and you need to have the inside of your intestinal tract examined. We carry out this procedure using an endoscope (a thin, flexible tube which has a light and video chip camera on one end), so we can look at images of the inside of your intestine on a screen.

You may be awake during your endoscopy, but we can give you some medication for conscious sedation. We can reassure you that it is not painful, but it can be a little bit uncomfortable.

I was put at ease straight away. You have a great team, from the receptionist to the medical staff, to the lady who made me a cup of tea and toast.

Our services have consistently been accredited by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG), who inspect our units and assess the standard of services we provide for our patients.

You will be referred to us by your GP or health professional in hospital.


Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, with some evening and weekends

University Hospital of North Tees
South Wing, lower ground floor

University Hospital of Hartlepool

Endoscopy patient information leaflets

We have a full range of procedure and information leaflets available on endoscopy that can be found in the patient leaflet section of the website.

A few of our key procedural patient leaflets can also be found linked below.

Patient information leaflets