The department provides the complete range of elective (planned) and emergency urological services
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.
General, paediatric, prostate biopsy, prostate assessment (LUTS), haematuria, stone, incontinence and andrology
Urology procedures offer diagnostic testing and treatments for all urological problems.
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.
8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Matron: Carole Carroll
Drinks will be provided for patients who need to fill their bladders for flow rate tests.
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.
Level 1 Centre Block
NHS Foundation Trust London Road
Reading RG1 5AN
Tel: 0118 322 8629