The Urology Service deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the Kidney, Bladder, Prostate and Reproductive Organs.
Services comprise of a mixture of inpatient, day surgery, ambulatory & outpatient settings over the 5 sites below:
- Ulster Hospital
- Lagan Valley Hospital
- Downe Hospital
- Ards Hospital
- Bangor Hospital
How to access urology services
The team provide general urology services for people living in the South Eastern Trust Catchment Area. There are two ways of accessing the service:
- As an emergency
- Referred via G.P. or other clinician
The urology clinic will see patients for the diagnosis and treatment of benign conditions and cancer. Depending on the reason for the referral will determine if you are offered scans or biopsies for further investigation.
What happens if you do have a urological cancer?
If you do have cancer, the results of your tests will be discussed by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), made up of relevant cancer specialists, such as Cancer Nurse Specialists, urology consultants, oncologists and radiologists. The team will make sure all available treatment options are considered and help you decide on the best course of action.
Nurse led clinics
Our nursing team is made of highly skilled nurse specialists that care for and support patients with urological cancers , as well as assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with non- cancerous urological conditions. They also provide specialist support, advice and education for patients and carers both in the Inpatient, Day procedure and Outpatient settings. They form part of the multi-disciplinary team and provide key worker support to patients with a cancer diagnosis.
Our weekly nurse-led clinics cover:
- Diagnostic Lower Urinary Tract Assessment
- Urodynamic Assessment
- Renal Stones
- Cancer Review (Prostate & Renal)
- Trial Removal of Catheters
- Teaching of Intermittent catheterisation/ Dilatation
- Intravesical Treatment (cancer & benign treatments)
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