Welcome to Ear, Nose and Throat services

We provide multi-disciplinary services for the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), which is part of the Emergency Services and Critical Care Division. These include:

  • Outpatient clinics providing treatment for Ear, Nose and Throat conditions.
  • A clinic for allergy testing and a clinic for investigation of dizziness
  • Dedicated children's clinics to deal with most common Ear, Nose and Throat problems

We provide a Choose and Book service, and waiting times for Outpatients is currently 4/5 weeks for a new referral. Our waiting times from GP referral to Surgery is at present in the range of 12 weeks which means we are already achieving the Governments target of 18 weeks. We provide day surgery and inpatient services five days a week.

The ENT department deals with most ear, nose and throat problems in children. This includes:

  • Sore throat
  • Hearing loss
  • Glue ear
  • Ear infection
  • Neck swelling
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea
  • Prominent ear
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Rhinitis
  • Foreign body in the ear, nose or throat

We carry out most paediatric surgeries like:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommets insertion
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Myringoplasty
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Pinnaplasty (correction of prominent ears)

Over 90% of our operative services are carried out on a day-case service. A post-operative audit of parents following tonsillectomy showed a highly positive response to all aspects of their children's care.

We carry out diagnosis and management of diseases of the mouth, tongue, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus and upper aero-digestive tract. These include:

  • Throat disorders
  • Neck swelling
  • Voice disorders
  • Trauma to the head and neck
  • Disorders of swallowing
  • Airway problems and related airway breathing problems
  • Benign and malignant cancers of the lips, tongue, mouth, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx and upper oesophagus
  • Disorders of the salivery glands
  • Rhinology/Facial-plastic

We carry out diagnosis and management of congenital or acquired diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses including:

  • Nasal obstruction and cosmetic nasal deformity
  • Nasal symptoms caused by rhinitis and sinusitis (acute or chronic)
  • Smell and taste disorders
  • Benign and malignant tumours of the nose and paranasal sinuses
  • Otology

We carry out the diagnosis and management of congenital or acquired diseases of the ear:

  • Ear infections
  • Mastoid diseases
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo and balance disorders
  • Tinnitus (noises in the ear)
  • Benign and malignant tumours of the ear

  • 4 weeks or less for an assessment of hearing aid users (new and existing users)
  • Fitting of FREE DIGITAL aids
  • Follow up appointments and comprehensive advice and maintenance service available at the hospital and in the community
  • Strong links with the services, education and voluntary organisations ensures a patient centred approach

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Ear clinic

Allergy clinic

Tracheostomy care

Key members include:

  • Mr Y. Karagama - Consultant
  • Mr R. Bhalla - Consultant
  • Stephen Ashwood - Dept Director of Clinical Services and General Manager of Elective Services
  • Gail Radcliffe - Business Development Manager