Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau – The Endoscopy Suite | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau

Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau – The Endoscopy Suite

An Endoscopy Suite is a dedicated area where endoscopic procedures are performed.

  • An Endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an instrument or camera called an Endoscope.
  • Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through natural openings such as the mouth or through the bottom.
  • Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau has a pre-procedure area which has a waiting room with chairs, two procedure rooms and a post-operative area with beds.
  • A small discharge lounge with La-Z-Boy style chairs completes our suite.
  • Our staff members include Registered Nurses, Doctors, Clinical Nurse Specialists, a Specialty Clinic Nurse, Waitlist Clerks, Receptionists and Health Care Assistants.
  • Although our unit is small we are a dedicated team for Endoscopy.
What Procedures are Done?

The following is a list of the procedures we regularly perform:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • EMR (Endo Mucosal Resection)
  • APC (Argon Plasma Coagulation)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • PEG insertion or change (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
  • T.O.E (Trans Oesophageal Echocardiogram)
  • Stent insertion
  • Dilatation
  • Other feeding tube insertions.

An endoscope is about the width of a finger and has the below features:

  • A camera to view
  • A flushing system for cleaning and washing
  • A port for any instruments that may be required during the procedure.
Patient Information for Procedure

The following booklet contains information for patients and whānau on what to expect on the day of your procedure and about Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau, the Endoscopy Suites facilities. 

About our Logo

Northland carver Poutama Hetaraka (Ngātiwai, Ngāi Tahu) kindly designed the Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau logo.

Translated, Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau means ‘looking inside for the wellbeing of your health’. The shape of the logo and the circle with lens glare symbolises the scope which is used in the service of Endoscopy.

The koru is a spiral shape symbolising new life, growth and strength. The inner circle features the district health board’s decorative motif and provides a link to our organisational values which are at the centre of everything that we do.

Blessing of Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau - The Endoscopy Suite

On 6 May, 2020 Kaumātua Te Ihi joined staff to bless and unveil the Te Wāhi Tirohia Oranga Whēkau logo designed bv Northland carver Poutama Hetaraka (Ngātiwai, Ngāi Tahu).



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