Information for outpatients
Find out what you need to know if you are visiting the hospital.
The unit is based within the special services department in gynaecology outpatients. The layout and facilities available within our unit are excellent as there are a number of private consultation rooms with attached examination rooms to provide patients suffering with sensitive and embarrassing urinary problems/symptoms appropriate privacy and dignity during their consultations and examinations.
Our team comprises of a number of highly skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team members that include a urogynaecology consultant, specialist nurses and a dedicated women’s health physiotherapist.
The department is open every week day between 9.00am to 5.00pm and we have a dedicated telephone line for help and advice if required.
The services we offer include the following:
- Surgical and non-surgical treatment for patients with urinary incontinence/prolapse
- Comprehensive continence assessments including Quality of life evaluation
- Conservative treatment such as behavioural therapy/bladder retraining for patients with an overactive bladder
- Diagnostic testing such as Urodynamic assessment /uroflowmetry
- Teaching of intermittent self-catheterisation
- Trial without catheters
- Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation clinics
- Bladder instillations
- Pad testing
- Cystoscopy and Botox
- Pre and post-operative clinics
We also have access and network as required with a number of other multidisciplinary team members including urology health care professionals both within the trust and externally in neighbouring trusts, continence services, social services and general practitioners within Barnsley primary Care Trust and are hoping to amalgamate services utilising an integrated care pathway approach.
Within the department we accept referrals from a variety of sources. These include:
- Internal referrals from consultants within our own Gynaecology
- Internal referrals from other clinical areas within the trust.
- Primary Care including the continence services
Following treatments, we also provide follow up support and advice and patients are often seen post-operative for review. Following discharge referrals can be made to continence services with primary care if ongoing treatment or support is required.