Gastroenterology

Information for patients

The Gastroenterology Department provides outpatient and inpatient endoscopic services including gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Fremantle Hospital. The department operates as a combined Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital gastroenterology service.

A centralised waitlist for endoscopic procedures in the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) ensures the timely delivery of endoscopic services.

Information for health professionals

Referrals

All referrals for endoscopic procedures for both Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals are to be submitted using specified forms (external site). All forms are to be submitted to the specified fax number contained on the referral form.

All outpatient consultations are provided at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Routine General Referrals

All routine general referrals should be made through the Central Referral Service.

Fax: 1300 365 056 
Post:
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056
Or via Secure Message (mMex) to: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Latest research

We undertake a substantial amount of original research, primarily in the fields of liver disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. Current projects are looking at disordered iron metabolism, liver cancer and liver injury, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic viral hepatitis, non-invasive liver imaging, biomarker discovery, endoscopic ultrasound and colonic carcinogenesis.

These can be found on Pubmed (external site) by entering the names of the consultant gastroenterologists involved (Professors John K. Olynyk, Ian C Lawrance, Oyekoya Ayonrinde, Sam Galhenage, Oliver Waters, Callum Pearce, Lena Thin, Simon Hazeldine, Abhey Singh, Andre Chong, Vanoo Jayasekeran).

Education and training

We provide opportunities for basic, advanced and post-fellowship clinical training in Gastroenterology. We are part of the Perth-wide training scheme in Gastroenterology which rotates advanced trainees between Fremantle, Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth Hospitals. Applicants can apply for advanced training via the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (external site) website. Basic training and post-fellowship appointments are made directly by the hospital.

Employment opportunities 

In 2015 there will be two advanced trainee and two fellowship positions available through the combined Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital Gastroenterology Service.

See current job vacancies (external site).

Additional information

Visit WA Health (external site) to see models of care for colonoscopy, coeliac disease, viral hepatitis and home enteral nutrition.

Contact us

Fremantle Hospital Endoscopy Unit Recovery Area

Location: Level 5, B Block, Alma Street
Phone: +61 8 9431 2162

Fiona Stanley Hospital Main Office

Location: Fiona Stanley Hospital, CD 09
Phone: +61 8 6152 2827

Operating hours

Endoscopy Unit

8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

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