Endoscopy Department

About Us

Louth hospitals Endoscopy units comprise of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Louth County Hospital. Both units consists of 2 procedure rooms each providing in total 40 procedure sessions per week. Louth Hospitals Endoscopy Units conduct approximately 7,500 procedures yearly under the governance of nine consultants. The following endoscopic procedures are carried out:

  • Upper GI Endoscopy (Gastroscopy)
  • Lower GI Endoscopy (Colonoscopy)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional endoscopy (complex polypectomy, endoluminal stenting, endoscopic placement of feeding tubes)


The Unit receives referrals from outpatients, inpatients, private rooms, GP referrals and other hospitals. The Unit runs a direct access service where GPs directly refer to the service.

GP Referral Procedures

Louth Hospital’s Endoscopy Units have introduced the ‘Endoscopy E-Referral System’ via Healthlink. All GPs can now easily access and refer their patients electronically for Endoscopy (OGD, Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy/Left Colonoscopy).

In order to facilitate timely triage we would ask that as much relevant information is enclosed including previous endoscopies/GI OPD appointments/breath tests/GI surgeries, family history of GI cancer, IBD, Coeliac disease and medications/allergies and health insurance

GP Referral Guidelines (PDF) 

GP Referral Form (PDF)

Watch this video Preparing for a colonoscopy - YouTube 

Opening Hours (Monday - Friday)

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital from 8am to 7pm

Louth County Hospital from 8am to 5pm


Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital - Phone: 041 987 4671

Louth County Hospital - Phone: 042 938 5466

Patient Information Leaflets