(stomach and bowel)

We provide care and treatment for people with gastrointestinal (gut) and liver conditions including:

  • general gastrointestinal diseases
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases)
  • irritable bowel syndrome (non-inflammatory conditions of the gut)
  • disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts
  • nutritional deficiencies.

Our services

We offer a wide range of services including:

  • care for critically ill patients needing hospital treatment
  • outpatient clinics
  • gastroscopy and related procedures (for investigation, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the digestive system and the bile ducts)
  • colonoscopy (for investigation diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the large bowel).

We work closely with the Gastroenterology services at the 3 large hospitals within Metro North Hospital and Health Service (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital).  When necessary, patients may be transferred to these facilities.

View these colonoscopy and endoscopy educational videos to learn more about the procedures.
It is important that you follow the instructions give by your treatment team as your circumstances may be different from the general information supplied in these videos.

What is a colonoscopy?

This video explains what a colonoscopy is and what is involved. Patients tell their story about preparing for the procedure and their time in hospital.

Preparing for your colonoscopy

We talk you through the process of preparing for your examination and what you need to know for your shopping list, including the things you can and can’t eat and drink in the lead up to your procedure.

Preparing for your endoscopy

Hear from patients who are having endoscopies about what it’s like and how they feel.

What might be found?

We explain what we will look for during your procedure and what happens if we find anything that needs treatment.

Understanding consent

Consent is important whether you are having an examination or an operation. We go through what you need know about the consent process.

About your procedure at Caboolture Hospital

A message for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
We have people on our team to make sure that you feel safe and comfortable when you visit hospital.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you


Contact us

Specialist Outpatient Department
Location: Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5433 8474
Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Gastroenterology referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

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