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Rapid Access Endoscopy

Rapid Access Endoscopy is a streamlined cancer screening and cancer exclusion service (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). This service minimises harmful waiting times and test related anxiety by delivering diagnostic procedures within a few weeks of referral.

Waiting times are minimised for patients well enough to undergo tests, by eliminating the need to schedule pre-procedure consultations with specialists in their consulting rooms.

People who are eligible
  • Are under 80 years of age
  • Are fit and healthy
  • Are not taking anticoagulant medication
  • Have no history of heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, kidney or liver disease, or serious lung disease
  • Have private health insurance or wish to have their colonoscopy in a private hospital
  • Have a current referral
  • Have one of the following indications for colonoscopy:
    • Positive faecal occult blood test
    • Appropriate family history of colorectal cancer
    • Personal history of precancerous polyps
    • Rectal bleeding in a patient over the age of 50
    • Iron deficiency anaemia
    • Barrett’s Oesophagus
    • Prolonged reflux
    • Abnormal Coeliac Disease blood tests
    • Abnormal X-Rays/CT scans

All rapid access endoscopy requires a referral to be faxed to 9939 7967

Download referral form