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Urology

The department provides the complete range of elective (planned) and emergency urological services.

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Based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, with a dedicated ward and specialist urology procedures department, it also has outreach clinics in Wallingford, Henley and Newbury.

All consultants provide core services but the department was one of the first urology departments in the country to sub-specialise by consultant to optimise patient care.

The department strives to maintain the highest clinical governance standards and patient-focused care, incorporating the latest advances in the field. It has the only regional static lithotripsy machine and has pioneered the techniques of both local anaesthetic female urethral bulking injection and male slings for incontinence.

We are the only fully on-site ‘improving outcomes guidance in cancer’ compliant hospital for all urological cancers in Berkshire. The department is the only regional centre for prostate brachytherapy and the supra-regional centre for penile cancer. We have recently introduced robotic surgery - one of only a few sites in the country.

Clinics

General, paediatric, prostate biopsy, prostate assessment (LUTS), haematuria, stone, incontinence and andrology.

Outpatient Venues

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury
  • Townlands Memorial Hospital, Henley-on-Thames
  • Wallingford Community Hospital

Consultants

  • Mr Philip Charlesworth
  • Mr Derek Fawcett
  • Mr Steve Foley
  • Mr Paul Hadway
  • Mr Adam Jones
  • Mr Sunil Kumar
  • Mr Peter Malone

Urology procedures

Urology procedures offer diagnostic testing and treatments for all urological problems. 

These include:

lithotripsy, flexible cystoscopy, bladder chemotherapy and installations, urodynamics, prostate assessment including renal ultrasound, flowrate, testicular clinic including testicular ultrasound, acute retention clinic, andrology, continence advice and teaching intermittent self catheterisation, transrectal ultrasound +/- biopsy of the prostate, trial without catheter, penile cancer clinic.

Clinic hours:

8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Staff details:

Specialist Radiographer/Urology Procedures Manager: Cathy O’Neill
Matron: Carole Carroll 

Other information:

Drinks will be provided for patients who need to fill their bladders for flow rate tests.

How to get there:


Urology Procedures is in the Centre Block opposite Hopkins ward. Park in multi-storey car park in Craven Road. Join the Main Entrance Block at level 2. Turn right past reception, passing the shops (signed All Wards and Departments). Take the link corridor on the right and take the lift/stairs down to level 1. On exiting the lift/stairs turn right. Urology Procedures is halfway along the corridor on the left. There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.

Useful Contacts

Urology Department
Level 1 Centre Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

Tel: 0118 322 8629

To change / cancel your appointment:

Tel:  0118 322 8310
Fax: 0118 322 8233

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