Castle Hill Hospital

Telephone: 01482 875875
Address: Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 187 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

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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 2015

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


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More information about this data

Key facts about the Urology department at Castle Hill Hospital

Average time from referral by GP to treatment for this department


Friends and Family Test score: service

97%Patients recommend this service. 37 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Treatment at Prostate assessment clinic

I attended the prostate assessment clinic on July 6 and would like to say how great all the staff I met were. My special praise goes to t...

8 July 2015

Ward 15 Robotic Prostectomy.

I was admitted for a robotic prostectomy on the 13th May 2015 at 16.00hrs, had my op on14th May and was allowed home 15th.May. A very exc...

20 May 2015

Great care

I was admitted to ward 15 with kidney stones. The staff who looked after me were absolutely fantastic with my care. When I was in pain th...

11 May 2015

Castle Hill Care Rating

I have visited CHH on a previous occasion (just for a scan) and was very pleased with the staff and the kind way I was treated. So wh...

29 April 2015

ward 15 castle hill hospital staff on ward

I would just like to say what a plesure it was to be in ward 15 at castle hill hospital , The nursing staff wrer wonderful even always ...

17 April 2015

Urology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for September '15 Other services in ward for September '15
Ward 15

Last updated on 31 July 2015.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust