Castle Hill Hospital

01482 875875 Castle Road , Cottingham, HU16 5JQ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 170 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 OCTOBER 2016

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital) % 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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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

95%Patients recommend this service. 57 responses

Latest reviews of this service

Stay in ward 15

I was in ward 15 for three weeks in April 2017 for open radical cystoprostatectomy and Ileana conduit formation and couldn't have been mo...

17 May 2017

Ward 15

After an operation, which was carried out by the surgeon, I was taken to ward 15 for recovery. I am delighted to say that my experience o...

9 April 2017

Ward 15 and Staff

My second stay in this hospital. Initial impressions are of friendliness, compassion and excellent clinical care. I have experience o...

17 March 2017

Understanding of patient's other needs

We have had amazingly sensitive care from many members of staff in both the urology department and radiotherapy department. My husband ha...

26 February 2017

Post Christmas surgery

I had surgery for a kidney stone and cystoscopy the day after Boxing Day 2016 at the Day Surgery Unit at Castle Hill. From a warm welcom...

13 January 2017

Urology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for March '17 Other services in ward for March '17
Urology Day Case
Ward 15

Last updated on 31 July 2015.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust