Direct Access Colonoscopy (DAC) service
A Direct Access Colonoscopy (DAC) Service is now available at Ryde Hospital for patients who have returned a positive FOBT and are symptomatic or asymptomatic – typically those who have participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, but also patients from outside the program.
Due to demand, only referrals of patients living in the Northern Sydney Local Health District catchment area can be accepted. The DAC service triage all patients as per patient Rapid Access Referral Form and Patient Health Questionnaire to ensure that patient meet the DAC criteria.
The referral form with the Patient Health Questionnaire, FOBT result and most recent blood test results (FBC, UEC, LFT, Creatinine and Iron studies) should be faxed to the Direct Access Colonoscopy Service (DAC): 9858 7605 (as written at the bottom of the referral form), or emailed together with all the relevant information to NSLHD-Ryde-DAC@health.nsw.gov.au
For further information, please call 02 9858 7174 ( Mon, Tues, Fri) or email NSLHD-Ryde-DAC@health.nsw.gov.au