Castle Hill Hospital

01482 875875 Castle Road , Cottingham, HU16 5JQ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 167 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 AUGUST 2017

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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

97%Patients recommend this service. 30 responses

Latest reviews of this service

SAL lounge waiting times

I've had three trips and the waiting times are not acceptable. Today, I've been here for seven hours. Last time was the same. Staff a...

28 July 2017

Hernia op 26/07/17

Just a review of my experience yesterday I usually don't defend the NHS quite the opposite on arrival at the sal everyone was pleasant an...

27 July 2017

Cancerous Prostate removal via 'Da Vinci' methodology

From initial telephone discussion with administration to confirm appointments, through detail risk discussions with my surgeon concerning...

15 July 2017

Lack of information

I had a scheduled appointment cancelled that was cancelled without notice. I took time from work to attend only to be told it had been re...

27 June 2017

Short stay felt rushed home

Stayed here for small kindney operation, understaffed and could not keep up with the demand of the ward. Some memebers where exremly help...

22 June 2017

Urology services at this Hospital

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

Last updated on 31 July 2015.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust