Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinics at Kingston Hospital take place in the Red corridor on the 1st Floor of the Outpatients Department. The Gastroenterology ward is Hardy Ward on Level 6 of Esher Wing.
Our gastroenterology team is based at Kingston Hospital but provides community clinics at Raynes Park Health Centre and Glenlyn Medical Centre (East Molesey).
The team see more than 2,400 new patients and 3,750 follow-up patients every year. The gastroenterology department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and care of patients with a wide range of gastroenterological and liver conditions and symptoms including: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel disease (IBS), bowel and stomach cancer, jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis, acid reflux and coeliac disease.
Gastroenterology looks at issues related to the digestive system. It includes not only the whole length of the gut, from swallowing to excretion, but also two important organs, the pancreas and liver, and the ducts through which their secretions enter the intestine. Hepatology deals with diseases affecting the liver.
Kingston Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Flare Line
If your a patient under the care of Kingston Hospital with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis and are concerned that you are having a flare of your inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis), please complete and submit the form with as much detail as you can. All forms logged will be reviewed and triaged on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon and I will then aim to respond within 3 to 5 working days.
When do you need to contact the Hospital IBD Team?
We are currently only able to offer a very reduced service whilst we recruit an additional IBD nurse and we are grateful for your patience.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
Telephone: 0300 222 5700
IBD Travel Advice: www.ibdpassport.com
Information for GPs on IBD management: www.rgcp.org.uk/ibd
Referrals can be made via the Choose & Book system or paper referrals to the central referral management centre