ENT - Ear, Nose and Throat
The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic ENT services. The department is based in Lincoln County Hospital where the inpatient care is provided for adults and children.
A range of surgical procedures are performed including mastoid and middle ear surgery, nasal / sinus surgery, major and minor head and neck surgery including operations on the larynx, pharynx, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands.
Outpatient clinic services are provided at Lincoln County Hospital, John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough and Grantham and District Hospital. The department provides comprehensive care for ear nose and throat problems including major head and neck cancer surgery.
There is a variety of special clinics run by the department including:
- Head and neck oncology clinic
- Thyroid and salivary gland clinic
- Acute casualty clinic
- Paediatric otology
There are nurse-led services available including:
- Aural care clinic
- Head and neck cancer care nurse service
- Pre-admission clinic
- Rapid access tonsillectomy
The ENT Department also provides out of hours emergency ENT care. This could be accessed through GPs or the A&E departments.
There are a wide variety of audiology services offered by our associated Audiology Department. The speech and language therapists are also adjacent to the ENT Department providing an interlinking multidisciplinary service.
Staff working within the ENT Department at Lincoln County Hospital include:
Andy McRae, Consultant
Art Connolly, Consultant
Gwyneth Owen, Consultant
Dr Ajit Zacharia, Associate Specialist Surgeon
Franklin Adeyemi, Associate Specialist Surgeon
Esmaeal Nouri-Dariani, Associate Specialist Surgeon
Charge Nurse David Freeman, Manager Clayton Ward
Sister Tracey Delaney, Lead Nurse ENT, Outpatient Department
Sister Michelle Wright, Aural Care and Pre-admission Nurse
Sister Estelle Walker, ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist
Jennifer Hirst, Sign Language Interpreter
Shelly Taylor, Speech and Language Therapist for voice restoration service.
We also have several ENT specialist doctors in training to be ENT consultants, the placement for these doctors last between 4 and 12 months.