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Ear, nose and throat

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This page gives you information about our services for people with problems in their Ear, Nose and Throat.

What we do

The ENT department offers a full range of adult ENT services. We run general ENT clinics as well as a variety of specialised and multidisciplinary clinics.

These include: Rhinology clinics, Voice clinics, Head and Neck Cancer and Thyroid clinics, Balance Disorder clinics, Vasculitis clinics and Facial Pain clinics. We also have a special interest in skin cancer and snoring. In addition we run Emergency clinics, Microsuction clinics and the UK's largest ear care clinic.

Ear Care clinic

The ear care clinic at Broadgreen Hospital offers a service for patients with ear infections.

Emergency Clinic

The emergency clinic takes place every morning and afternoon from Monday to Friday in the ENT clinic, Alexandra Wing, Broadgreen Hospital.

To be seen in the emergency clinic you must have been referred from your GP, a walk in centre, our A+E department or another department within the hospital.

Please note: The clinic is not for suspected cancerous problems as we have a weekly rapid access clinic for this. Nor is this clinic for routine problems.

Rapid Access Clinic

The clinic is for patients who have symptoms that could suggest a cancer of the head, neck or thyroid gland area.

Usually patients have problems such as a change in the voice, a lump in the neck or difficulty swallowing. Whilst the vast majority of patients seen in this clinic do not have cancer and can be reassured there and then, some patients do have cancer and these patients are given the utmost priority service to diagnose and treat them as quickly as possible.

If you are referred to this clinic please be aware that it gets very busy. You may be referred for a scan, which can sometimes be offered on the same day.

Most patients will have their throat examined with a flexible endoscope passed through the nose. It is important to perform this procedure to clearly examine the throat and voice box. This procedure is very simple and usually very well tolerated.

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Meet the team

Mr Gyorgyi Banhegyi

Associate specialist. Gyorgyi has a particular interest in facial pain and runs a specialist clinic alongside an anaesthetist. He also has an interest in snoring management.

Secretary – Gill Clarkson Call: 0151 706 3546

Mr Max McCormick

Locum consultant. Max runs the weekly voice clinic with the speech therapy department and has a Botox clinic for voice disorders.

Secretary - Janet Denny Call: 0151 706 3519

Mr Alessandro Panarese

Consultant. Alessandro is one of the Head and Neck Cancer and Thyroid leads for ENT and has other interests in balance disorders. He is also the Clinical Director of the ENT, dermatology and immunology departments.

Secretary - Janet Denny Call: 0151 706 3519

Mr Chris Webb​

Consultant. Chris has a specialist clinic in vasculitis, rhinology and skin cancer. He is a Foundation Training Director for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital.

Secretary – Gill Clarkson Call: 0151 706 3546

Mr Sri Bathala

Consultant. Sri has a special interest in Head and Neck Cancer. He has a clinic for patients with Meniere’s disease to receive steroid ear injections. He is the audit lead for ENT.

Secretary - Janet Denny Call: 0151 706 3519

Ms Helene Bryant

Helene is one of our nurse specialists. She has a wealth of experience in ENT. Along with our other nurse specialists she provides a multitude of services to our patients both in clinic and on the wards.

Mrs Sue Bragan

Sue has been an ENT specialist nurse at the Royal for many years. Prior to this she was a ward sister on the ENT and plastic surgery ward in the Countess of Chester.

Ms Christine Burton

Chris has been one of our team since 2016. Prior to this she has amassed a wealth of experience in ENT as well as other areas of nursing. She works alongside Sue and Helene to deliver excellent care to ENT patients.

Janet Denny

Janet has worked as an ENT secretary for many years. She works part-time and shares responsibilities with Tracey Whittle.

Tracey Whittle

Tracey has many years experience both as a clinical and academic secretary in ENT.

Gill Clarkson

Gill has been a medical secretary for many years and recently joined our secretarial team.

Norma Skelton/Val Kerwin

Norma and Val have recently joined our clerical team predominantly as typists and help to ensure timely correspondence between our department and the general practitioners.

Contact us

You can easily contact us by telephone or letter...

Clinical Director
Alessandro Panarese. 0151 706 3519
ENT Matron
Joyce Johnson
Appointment Hotline (to change a clinic appointment)
0151 706 5555
Microsuction Appointment Line (to book/change an appointment)
0151 706 3534
Ward 2 (Broadgreen Hospital)
0151 282 6744
Broadgreen Daycase Unit
0151 282 6842
0151 706 2533
Speech and Language Therapy Department
0151 706 2700

Department Address
ENT Department
Alexandra Wing
Broadgreen Hospital
Thomas Drive
L14 3LB