Newcastle Endoscopy Centre

TEL: (02) 4947 6000

Contact details

We're open from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Our friendly personnel are always ready to assist with your enquiries.
Tel: (02) 4947 6000
Fax: (02) 4947 6010
Contact Person: Jane Jackson, Director of Nursing
Address: Level 2, 20-22 Smith Street, Charlestown NSW 2290

Direct Access Endoscopy

Newcastle Endoscopy Centre has established a "Direct Access" service which enables General Practitioners to refer patients requiring urgent investigation of nominated screening tests DIRECT to Newcastle Endoscopy Centre.

Newcastle Endoscopy Centre (NEC) in Charlestown is the Hunter's only purpose-built, dedicated Endoscopy Facility.

Since the introduction of the Direct Access Colonoscopy service in October 2013, demand for the service has grown strongly and the admission criteria has been widened as a result.

Referrals will now be accepted for privately insured (or self-funded) patients who:

  • Have had positive faecal occult test result
  • Have a family history of colorectal cancer (provided NH & MRC guidelines are met)
  • Are less than 74 years of age, in good general health and with no significant co-morbidities

General Practitioners are able to refer their suitable patients to NEC for rapid assessment and treatment, thereby avoiding the cost of, and the often extended waiting period for an appointment with a specialist. Online templates of the referral forms are available for practices using "Best Practice" or "Medical Director".

Patient forms

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