Castle Hill Hospital

Telephone: 01482 875875
Address: Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ
Website: http://www.hey.nhs.uk

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 154 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 30 bed ward (ward 15) with a day procedures area. The Department also accesses a number of fast turnover beds on the 5 day surgical ward (ward 12).

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 five Consultant Urologists, Mr John Hetherington, Mr David Cooksey, Mr Graham Almond, Mr Matthew Simms and 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.

Staff

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

  • Mr Almond
  • Mr Cooksey
  • Mr Hetherington
  • Mr Kraus
  • Mr Simms

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

  • Mr Coombs

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Key facts about the Urology department at Castle Hill Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Service

92 from 29 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Great care

I am now 3 days post op... I was in Castle Hill for a pylo-plasty kidney operation, my care from appointments to pre assesment, to admiss...

3 June 2014

Prostate Clinic April 2014

Lead nurse knowledgable and very professional. Calmed fears and superb care.

2 April 2014

Fantastic day surgery treatment

I have to say well done to the NHS my treatment was fantastic. I was kept informed at all times, looking after extremely well. All staf...

31 January 2014

Fantastic day surgery treatment

I have to say well done to the NHS my treatment was fantastic. I was kept informed at all times, looking after extremely well. All staf...

31 January 2014

november 2013 hospital stay

i had a kidney removed due to cancer on ward 15 ,on arrival i was put in the main waiting room for 2half hours as there was no bed ,i was...

9 January 2014

Urology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '14 Other services in ward for May '14
Ward 15
92

Last updated on 18 May 2011.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust