The Urology team at Barnsley Hospital has recently moved into a dedicated new unit here at the hospital where they will operate a “one-stop clinic” providing patients with a more efficient and convenient service. The Urology Investigation Unit improves the hospital’s ability to investigate and diagnose patients.
We hope to be able to reduce the number of times some patients will have to attend for appointments – as many as seven appointments could be rolled into a single attendance. This will contribute to the wider efforts across the NHS to catch-up on backlogs caused by the pandemic.
The one-stop clinic will also reduce administration time for hospital staff with fewer referrals between hospital departments. It also means theatre lists could be freed up for patients who need treatments for other conditions.