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General Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and head and neck services

A patient undergoing a procedureThe ENT department provides a wide range of services to patients suffering from benign conditions of the head and neck and also provides a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of patients with cancers. Our consultants have access to a full suite of diagnostic investigations including; microbiology; pathology for cytological and histo-pathological analysis; radiology for investigation with CT, MRI and ultrasound.

Patients are managed with multidisciplinary assessment and those patients with a diagnosis of cancer are assured rapid onward management through our networked links to multidisciplinary teams at the regional cancer treatment centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich or Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. The general head and neck services offered at QEH include:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Head and neck lump and bump assessment
  • Salivary gland surgery for benign disease including:
    • Parotid gland
    • Submandibular gland
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea assessment and surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Urgent 2 week referral assessment

Information leaflets for patients with conditions affecting, or undergoing conditions of the head and neck

Your consultant will provide a detailed explanation of your condition or details of any planned surgery in order to obtain your consent to undergo a procedure. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have about the condition or procedure. Below are some links to information leaflets produced by the British Association on Otolaryngologists for patients; suffering conditions affecting the head and neck; or undergoing procedures on the head and neck:



Post operative emergencies

In the event of a problem in the post operative period, you should contact the ENT office on 01553 613724 or 01553 613686. Out of hours emergencies may require attendance at the A and E department which will refer you to the on-call ENT team if necessary.

Contact numbers for patients undergoing surgery

Admissions tel: 01553 612456 or 01553 612887
Day surgery tel: 01553613500

Useful links

General ENT resource links:

Links for patients with head and neck cancers:

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