Urology

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 emergency, inpatient, day surgery, ambulatory & outpatient settings over the 5 sites below:

  • Ulster Hospital
  • Lagan Valley Hospital
  • Downe Hospital
  • Newtownards 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
  • Urology Clinic

    The urology clinics are either in person or virtual (by telephone) and you may meet Consultants, Specialist and Specialty Doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and/or Nurse Specialists.

    Depending on the reason for the referral you may be seen in a setting where it is possible to carry out some initial investigations, all of this will be explained to you on the day. You may also be offered scans or biopsies for further investigation of your symptoms for both benign conditions and suspect cancer.

  • What happens if you do have a urological cancer?

    If you are having investigations for 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/ practitioners 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
    • Cystoscopies
    • Andrology/ Sexual wellbeing issues
    • Renal Stones
    • Cancer Review (Prostate &  Renal)
    • Trial Removal of Catheters
    • Teaching of Intermittent catheterisation/ Dilatation
    • Intra-vesical Treatment  (cancer & benign treatments)
    • Ambulatory clinic cover
  • Useful links
Two staff performing a urology examination

Contact Details

Consultants Secretary

Call us(028) 9048 4511

Urology Nurses

Cancer Services Office
Ward 5
Ulster Hospital
Dundonald
BT16 1RH

Call us(028) 9056 4810