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Castle Hill Hospital

01482 875875 Castle Road , Cottingham, HU16 5JQ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 162 ratings for this hospital

This Department is managed by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

01482 604444

The Urology service is based primarily at Castle Hill Hospital in a purpose built unit. The unit houses a centralised urology service linking a 26 bedded ward (Ward 15) with a day procedures area. The department also accesses a number of fast turnover beds on Ward 8.

The day procedures area comprises of a cystoscopy suite, lithotripsy area, recovery and 2 consultation rooms. A number of specialist clinics are undertaken from this area including diagnostic and check cystoscopy lists, lithotripsy, urodynamics, video-urodynamics, continence clinics, stoma clinics, bladder instillation treatments, TWOC clinics and pre-admission clinics.

Additional Outpatient facilities are provided at the Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital sites and Day Surgery Urology sessions are also provided from a purpose built, stand alone Day Surgery unit at Castle Hill Hospital  

There are six Consultant Urologists:

  • Mr Andrew Myatt
  • Mr Matthew Simms
  • Mr David Almond
  • Mr Nicholas Smith
  • Mr Fady Youseff
  • Mr Sigurd Kraus

They work closely as a team with each consultant having a special interest.

The Department is supported by a strong and dynamic Nurse Practitioner team, consisting of five nurses, who take a lead in Prostate assessment, Haematuria assessment (blood in the urine), Urodynamics, Incontinence treatment, Stoma management and bladder installation chemotherapy.

The Department has also recently introduced a new prostate cancer pathway which incorporates a one-stop TRUS biopsy clinic and nurse led follow up clinics.

Elective urology services are run 5 days a week and an emergency service is also provided from Ward 15.  An on-call service is also available for specialist knowledge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


6 consultants work full-time for the urology services at HEY:

  • Mr Andrew Myatt
  • Mr Matthew Simms
  • Mr David Almond
  • Mr Nicholas Smith
  • Mr Fady Youseff
  • Mr Sigurd Kraus

One consultant is based primarily at NLAG Trust but also operates at HEY:

  • Mr Coombs

Learn more about our staff

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Urology SEPTEMBER 2016

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Ward)
Ward 15 Urology CHH


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More information about this data

Key facts about the Urology department at Castle Hill Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 19 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

96%Patients recommend this service. 26 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Care of my sister in law

My sister in law was discharged yesterday after two weeks in Ward 15. The care she received while a patient was superb. Despite being o...

24 November 2016

TURP Procedure

Having been admitted to ward 15 for a TURP procedure everyone from admission through to surgery and aftercare where amazing. I have nothi...

27 October 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment for Prostate Cancer

After being referred to Castle Hill I would like to say the help and treatment I received from the staff has been fantastic.The nurses we...

17 August 2016

Outstanding consultant and staff

I had a nephrectomy which was completed by my surgeon who was fantastic from day one as was the full team of staff, they made me feel ver...

6 July 2016

Ward 15 Urology

I had a ureteroscopy with stone fragmentation done yesterday at Castle Hill Hospital and would just like to say how impressed I was with ...

30 January 2016

Urology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for August '16 Other services in ward for August '16
Urology Day Case
Ward 15

Last updated on 31 July 2015.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust