Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
About Us

​​The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department provides a broad and comprehensive range of general ENT services and a number of specialist services.

The Audiology Department provides Audiometric support to the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinics.

Click here to view the Audiology Department at St Helens Hospital.

ENT Clinics

A number of ENT clinics are provided including:

  • Acute Emergency Clinic
  • Adult General ENT Clinic
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Audiology
  • Aural Care Clinic
  • Head and Neck Lump and Salivary Gland Clinic
  • Joint Cancer Clinics
  • One Stop Balance Clinic
  • Paediatric Clinics
  • Pre-Op Clinic
  • Rapid Access Clinic
  • Voice Clinic
  • Sleep Studies

ENT Emergencies & Referrals


Monday to Friday 9am-5pm -there will be an ENT doctor on site and a consultant on call to cover ENT emergencies.

Rapid Access Referrals

You can make rapid access referrals for any of the following:

1. Acute trauma to the nose
2.Moderate epistaxis of sudden onset (usually does not require packing or hospitalisation)
3.Acute tonsillitis (need second opinion and does not need hospitalisation)
4.Acute otitis external/otitis media/mastoiditis
5.Cellulitis/erysipelas of the face and neck
6.Foreign body in the nose
7.Acute trauma to the eardrum or pin
8.Sudden onset sensorineural hearing loss/tinnitus (within 6 weeks)
9.Acute facial palsy

A&E Referrals 

Referrals for the below conditions should be made directly to the Accident and Emergency Department (AED):

1. Severe facial trauma 
2.Severe epistaxis
3.Severe tonsillitis/quinsy (needing hospitalisation) 
4.Complications of sinusitis (intra crainial complications, perioorbital cellulitis)
6.Severe dizziness 

Total dysphagia


Foreign body in throat (such as fishbone) 

Sudden unilateral hearing loss

​9.​Sudden unilateral hearing loss

All other times- 
if patients need to be seen by an ENT doctor they should be referred to AED

Method of Referral

1. Please contact ENT doctor on call
2.Fax letter 0151 430 1051

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Senior Team Members

MR V Nandapalan    ENT Consultant

Mr A Daud                 ENT Consultant

MR A Siddiq              ENT Consultant

Mr Y.Saleem ​             ENT Consultant 

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​Purple Zone , St Helens Hospital

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Contact Us

​Audiology Department -01744 646010​

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Other Information

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Latest Update

Information for cancer patients regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The head and neck cancer team has a huge commitment to the ongoing care of all patients during this difficult time. We are aware that these are worrying times for everyone, but even more so for patients who have been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment for cancer.  Furthermore, we are also conscious of the people who are concerned that they may have cancer and are waiting for an appointment which may be rearranged or delayed.

Reassurance for cancer patients currently on treatment or requiring treatment in the future :

Surgeons, Medical Oncologists and Clinical Oncologists have worked together to come up with guidance about treatment at this time. Factors taken into consideration are;

1) Nature and type of your particular cancer

2) Risk and harm of COVID19 during that treatment

3) Risk/Benefit of using alternative treatment strategies

You can be reassured that you will be closely monitored at all times if your treatment regime is changed.

For those cancer patients on follow up, your appointments and investigations may be rearranged to a later date, but please do not think that you have been forgotten.

Symptomatic patients waiting for an appointment:

There are 2 possible reasons why your appointment may be rearranged, cancelled or converted to a telephone consultation.

1) The risk of COVID is a greater risk to you and the clinicians who triage your referral/case are happy that you will come to no harm by waiting.

2) Patients are being seen in order of clinical need. Those requiring urgent treatment/assessment will be seen as a priority.

We do appreciate that you are likely to be anxious at this time.  However, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Below is a reminder of the contact numbers:

Please call 01744646621 to speak to a member of the team.

You can find more information on our cancer services web page.

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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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