What we do

Welcome to the Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery.

This well established department provides general and specialist ENT care for the local population. 

We provide a comprehensive list of treatments related to general ENT problems. We also provide a specialist treatment in the fields of complex rhinology (nose and sinus problems), otology (complex ear problems) and head, neck and thyroid cancers.

Ear 
  • Investigation and treatment of hearing loss
  • Diagnosis and management of tinnitus
  • Investigation and treatment of dizziness
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment of infections
Nose 
  • Treatment of nasal airways
  • Sinus problems
  • Allergies of the nose
  • Tear duct problems
  • Nasal trauma
  • External and internal deformities of the nose
Throat, head and neck 
  • Infections
  • Snoring assessment advice and treatment
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Voice problems
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Neck lumps (one stop neck lump clinic)
  • Head and neck cancer.

General childrens ENT services

Emergency ENT clinics

Nurse led quick access tonsil clinics

Nurse led ear care clinics

Weekly head and neck cancer clinics (supported by oncologist (cancer specialist), Macmillan specialist nurse, clinical head and neck nurse specialist, speech therapist, dietitian)

This well established, modern department has always been at the forefront of innovative treatments and ways of working recognised by the Department of Health’s 'Action on ENT' Programme.

The department offers a range of sub-specialty services including:

  • A regional centre for head and neck cancer treatment (with a comprehensive head and neck multi-disciplinary team)
  • One stop neck lump clinic
  • Specialist rhinology services
  • Specialist otology services
  • Specialist audiology services
  • Nurse led tonsillectomy clinic
  • Nurse led ear care clinic

Hospital comparative data shows us to have:

  • Very high successful day case rate
  • Low length of stay in hospital
  • Low readmission rates

We also have low waiting times for outpatient appointments and surgery.

All of the national targets for head and neck cancer treatments have always been met.

Repeated internal surveys have shown high patient satisfaction with the ENT services.

We have a highly active level of audit and research within the department

How to access the service

The service is accessed via referral  through the GP or via the Emergency Department.

Where to find us

Out-patient services are provided at St Peter’s Centre, Burnley Town Centre and at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

Day case surgery is carried out at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital

Inpatient services are on Ward C22, Level 2, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital (01254 735200)

Childrens ENT services are found at Burnley General Teaching Hospital (Day Case) and Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital (Inpatient)

Service

Mr Antonio Belloso - Consultant ENT - Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon

Key staff

Mr Pradeep Morar – Consultant ENT - Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon

Mr Anurag Daudia - Consultant ENT - Rhinology Surgeon

Mr Surya Narayan - Consultant ENT - Otology Surgeon

Angela DiVito – Lead Sister for ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) and Urology

Sarah Fitch - Senior Nurse Practitioner– Nurse led tonsil and aural care clinics

Vanessa Donnelly - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Head and neck cancer

Hannah Kulbacki – Macmillan Nurse (Head and neck cancers)

Cara McCarthy – Dietitian

Kate Gosling – Speech and Language Therapist

Lucy Wilson – Speech and Language Therapist

Jeanette Ryde - Ward C22 Senior Sister

Diane Woodcock – ENT Departmental Sister (Outpatients department)

Jacqueline Lord – Personal Assistant to Mr Belloso (Clinical Lead)

General enquiries

Telephone 01254 734543

Visiting times

8am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)