COVID-19 service update: All urgent endoscopy is being carried out in Dorset’s acute hospitals (Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals, Dorset County Hospital and Poole Hospital).
Endoscopy is a procedure where clinicians can examine a person’s oesophagus stomach or large bowel, using a flexible instrument containing a camera.
Endoscopy is used to investigate symptoms such as persistent abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, unexplained weight loss, persistent diarrhoea, change in bowel habit and rectal bleeding.
We provide endoscopy at some of our community hospitals. You can be referred to this service by your GP.
Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, and Colonoscopy
Victoria Hospital Wimborne
Gastroscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
If you are over 55 years and are called for bowel screening you can request to have this at either Community Hospital.
Where to access the service:
- Referral via GP
- Endoscopy service available at Swanage Hospital and Victoria Hospital Wimborne