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Understanding Consent ​

Whether you are having an examination or an operation, consent is an important part of the process. In this short film, our team at the colonoscopy and endoscopy unit in The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane tell you what you need to know, with the help of patients who have been through the consent process themselves.

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What is a Colonoscopy? ​

People who have had a colonoscopy explain what it is like and why they had it done. We hope you’ll think that this is a good way to find out more about it and what’s involved. We follow Ada through the preparation process and her time in hospital.

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What Might be Found?

Our medical team shows you what they are looking for when they examine your insides and explain what happens if or when they find anything in your colon that needs treatment. This film should hopefully address any fears you might have and feel reassuring no matter what the outcome of your examination.

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Colonoscopy Preparation

Dr Sarah Kentwell talks you through the process of preparing for your examination. We start with your shopping list and go through all the things you can and can’t eat and drink in the run up to the procedure. Click here to see the lists of food and guidance.
John lives with type 1 diabetes which requires extra support from the medical team to manage insulin. Click here to see the advice for those living with diabetes.

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What is Endoscopy?​

We meet a group of patients who are having endoscopies who tell us what it’s like and how they feel. We see and hear about typical causes of problems and what might be causing them.

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Welcome to Prince Charles Hospital​

The Prince Charles Hospital liaison team introduce themselves so that you know what to expect when you come to visit the unit. The Indigenous Hospital Liaison transport service operates for rural and remote patients only between the hospital and your accommodation.
It is available at the following times:
Monday and Friday 8:30 am to 7pm – depending on the destination point
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4pm- depending on the destination point
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am to 5 pm – depending on the destination point
For more information contact the Liason Unit on (07) 3139 63

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