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Urology

Urology

Urology is the surgical specialty that covers the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.

Our urology services are based at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, where we have dedicated urology theatres and wards that offer specialist equipment, expertise and nursing care for urology patients.

We provide:

  • General urology clinics
  • Specialist urology cancer clinics
  • Haematuria assessment
  • Minimal access and major open surgery
  • Reconstructive urology
  • Erectile dysfunction clinics
  • Urodynamics and videourodynamics
  • Prostate assessment clinics
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) investigations
  • Transrectal ultrasound scan and prostate biopsy
  • Laser surgery in urology
  • Non-invasive ESWL for urinary stones
  • Minimally invasive stone surgery

Every year our specialist service performs 8,000 surgical procedures and sees more than 5,000 new patients in clinics. 

Training excellence

Our centre is regarded as one of the West Midlands’ leading urological training centres for junior doctors. 

Improving patient experience

We have launched a fund-raising campaign to raise £1.6m to buy a surgical robotic system that will give prostate cancer patients in Worcestershire the benefits of less invasive surgery, minimal blood loss during surgery, less pain, fewer complications and a faster recovery time.

Contact us

We offer services at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch and Worcestershire Royal please contact the team via email or phone at:

Hospital    Phone Number
Alexandra Hospital   01527 512155   
Kidderminster Hospital   01562 513097
Worcestershire Royal   01905 760766

Meet the team

We have a team of 6 consultant Urologists who work across our Hospital sites providing a comprehensive service to patients living in Worcestershire and beyond:

Meet our Consultant Team

We have a team of 5 urology nurse specialists who are trained in both cancerous and non-cancerous urological problems.

Their services include:

  • Specialist advice on the management of symptoms or effects of treatment for patients, relatives or carers who are affected by a urological cancer or non-cancerous urological conditions
  • Counselling for urology patients, relatives and carers
  • Core members of the urology multidisciplinary team
  • Investigation, results and treatment clinics
  • Support and training to healthcare staff
  • Telephone contact and consultation

 

Penny Templey   Email:   
Urology Nurse Specialist Lead   Telephone:  
Lisa Hammon  
Urology Nurse Specialist  
Helen Worth  
Urology Nurse Specialist  
Jackie Askew  
Uro-oncology Macmillan nurse specialist  

 

 

 

 

Urology inpatient service

If you are required to undergo surgery at our Hospital, we have a dedicated surgical ward at the Worcestershire Urology Centre Ward 10 at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

There are 21 beds and over 32 members of staff on the ward, providing high quality care to patients and visitors.

We admit emergencies from A&E, patients who are due to have major urological surgery and occasionally transfers from other local hospitals.

We undertake a variety of procedures including:

  • radical prostatectomy
  • nephrectomy
  • orchidectomy
  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • urethroscopy
  • trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • trans-urethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT)

Patient information leaflets

Patient feedback

For more inforamtion about what our patient's say about our services here at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit the following websites:

 

choices logo     - Find out what patients say about our Urology services at our Hospitals

 

 

patientopinion   - Find out what patients say about our Urology services at our Hospitals

 

We also have a patient support group - The Prostate Cancer Support Group Worcestershire offers a programme of events for people living in Worcestershire

 

 

Useful links

The Urology Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Support Group Worcestershire: http://www.kidderminsterpcsg.com

The British Association of Urological Surgeons: Surgical Outcomes

The Cystitis and Over Active Bladder Foundation: http://www.cobfoundation.org

For inforamtion about urological cancer inforrmation, please visit:

www.macmillan.org.uk

prostatecanceruk.org

Action Bladder Cancer UK

Fundraising campaigns

We are currently raising funds for a new £1.6 million robot for surgery.  

Rory the Robot square

For more information about our Rory the Robot campaign, please see our fundraising section or follow Rory on Twitter

We have produced a video on our fundraising campaign

 

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