Southend Hospital

01702 435555 Prittlewell Chase , Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 169 ratings for this hospital

This Department is managed by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Southend University Hosp.
01702 435555

Brentwood Community Hosp.
01277 695000

Urology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra and male reproductive organs.

Southend University Hospital are now able to offer pioneering surgery, including reconstructive bladder operations (avoiding the need for a stoma); bladder augmentation for patients with overactive bladders, plus other state-of-the-art surgical procedures for urinary and faecal incontinence.

We are a cancer centre for urology and have a specialist urology ward at our main hospital site for patients recovering from major surgery. Our dedicated outpatient department includes facilities for urodynamics, TRUS biopsies and diagnostic ultrasound.

We provide a ‘one-stop’ assessment clinic for patients with urological conditions, which allows investigations to be performed in one half-day session, allowing quicker and complete diagnosis.

Our haematuria ‘one-stop’ is a single-visit service. Patients who complete a MSU (mid-stream urine sample to detect infection) and urine cytology (a test used to detect cancer of the urinary tract system) when referred by their GP, then come to us. We are then able to complete a history, exam, ultrasound scan and flexi-cystoscopy (telescope examination of the bladder) in one appointment at our clinic. 

We also offer a rapid access clinic for suspected cancer; an erectile dysfunction clinic; a full range of diagnostic and exploratory tests; and cutting-edge treatment of prostate cancer.

Our urology department runs from our main site at Prittlewell Chase with many clinics in the community and an extended service at Brentwood Community Hospital

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

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)


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Key facts about the Urology department at Southend Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 21 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

90%Patients recommend this service. 154 responses

Latest reviews of this service

In Patient Treatment and after care

My 'journey' started on 11th July with a pre-assessment . This I found to be thorough , efficient &,caring. I was admitted to Southbourn...

22 July 2017

Superb service

Having very recently making a visit (5/7/17) to Southend Hospital for suspected Blood in urine, I cannot fault the speed of appointment, ...

7 July 2017

Cystoscopy Day Unit 10.00am 20.1.17

My 1st ever visit to Southend Hospital. Received amazing care and reassurance from everyone who looked after me that day. I know I have t...

28 January 2017

Flexi cystoscopy

I went to Southend hospital this morning for a flexi cystoscopy as as you can expect I was extremely nervous. The staff from the receptio...

19 December 2016

Nervous-no need!

I was very apprehensive about having a cystoscopy but I had no need to worry.From the moment of my arrival I was made to feel at ease.Eve...

16 July 2016

Urology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for September '17 Other services in ward for September '17
Elective Admissions Lounge
Minor Operations Unit
Southbourne Ward

Last updated on 17 January 2011.

Information supplied by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust