This project has been developed by the Greater Manchester Elective Reform Programme, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions and 18 Week Support to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures by creating and operating a dual procedure endoscopy suite based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.
During its first six months, the unit has been supporting patients from hospitals across four Trusts including The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. Procedures carried out include full colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy. On average, each day’s list accumulates around 48 to 52 JAG points and lists are run on a single-gender basis daily.
Read more about the project here.