Mayor of Salisbury Jo Broom has officially opened the new £112,000 Urology Centre at Salisbury District Hospital.
The Centre now provides a range of diagnosis and treatment for kidney disorders, ureter, bladder, prostate problems and conditions involving the male reproductive organs in one dedicated location. Before the change all clinics and treatment would have been carried out in general surgical outpatients or other specialist areas.
The new Urology Centre has a comfortable and welcoming waiting area with more clinic space and an outside garden area that gives patients and their relatives a more relaxed environment when they come into hospital.
Melissa Davies, Consultant Urologist said: ” The new centre has significantly improved our patient’s overall experience of the service. We would like to thank Salisbury Hospital League of Friends for the £7,000 donation that has enabled us to greatly enhance the clinic rooms and waiting areas through our ArtCare Department, and Salisbury Independent Hospital Trust Ltd for the £5,000 which they gave us to improve the garden area.”
Miss Davies added: “While we will continue to provide the same services as before, the new centre will give us far more flexibility to expand and improve the way they are run. Plans are already in place to increase the range of one-stop clinics, where patients will be seen, investigated and booked for their surgical procedures in a single visit. This is hugely beneficial to patients who travel into Salisbury from neighbouring towns and villages, and will decrease the number of hospital appointments and visits that are required.”
Notes to editors:
The Salisbury Urology Centre offers services to patients from Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire, as well as further afield for some of the more specialist activities. Specialist clinics already provided at the urology centre include: A bladder cancer clinic, self catheterisation education clinic, intravesical therapy clinic (for instillation of treatments for bladder cancer and other bladder conditions), prostate cancer clinic, urodynamics clinic, female one stop clinic, neurourology clinic, continence clinic and a stone clinic.
For further information please contact:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170