Urology moving to Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath

Accident and Emergency departments will be busy so people are advised'to use walk-in centres or NHS Direct if they are more appropriate ENGSUS00120131009130451
Accident and Emergency departments will be busy so people are advised'to use walk-in centres or NHS Direct if they are more appropriate ENGSUS00120131009130451

A hospital trust is moving urology to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) – in a bid to make services ‘safer’ and ‘more efficient’.

Brighton and Sussex Hospitals Trust is moving inpatient services from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to the hospital in Haywards Heath this weekend.

Outpatients are seen at both the hospitals in Brighton and the PRH in Haywards Heath.

Mr Andy Symes, Consultant Urologist, said: “At the moment the team works across two hospital sites, in Brighton and Haywards Heath.

“Caring for all the urology inpatients as well as carrying out diagnostics and day surgery on a single site will be safer for patients and more efficient for staff.”

Brighton and Hove patients will still be able to be seen at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for outpatient appointments.

Urology involves the medical management of conditions such as urinary tract infection and prostate enlargement and Urologists also carry out surgery for conditions such as bladder cancer, prostate cancer and kidney stones.

A spokesman for BSUH said: “The service moves will take place on the weekend of June 19, 20 and 21, with significant work before and after that date to ensure a smooth transition. The physical move will take place on the Friday and Saturday.

“The London-Brighton bike ride is on the Sunday when the Trust will be making final preparations for receiving patients the following day, which has been factored into the plans.

Emergency and cranial neurosurgery will also be moving from the PRH campus to the Royal Sussex County Hospital as part of the major trauma centre.

Patients with fractured hips will be treated solely at the PRH.

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