List of Urology Units
- Aberdeen & Grampian
- Argyll & Bute
- Ayr & Arran
- Dumfries & Galloway
- Dundee & Tayside
- Edinburgh & The Lothians
- Fife – Dunfermline & Kircaldy
- Forth Valley
- Glasgow & Clyde
- Inverness & Highlands
Aberdeen & Grampian
Prostate services in Grampian are particularly provided for at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. These include radical radiotherapy and external beam radiotherapy, with 2 surgeons performing radical prostatectomy (robot -assisted) . Patients are referred to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh for brachytherapy.
There is also a cancer care centre for urological cancers at Ward 44 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary which is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and the first Saturday of every month 2pm -5pm, run in partnership with UCAN.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
59 King’s Gate, Aberdeen, AB39 2NJ. Tel: 01569 792000
Argyll & Bute
In Argyll and Bute, there are urology clinics held at The Victoria Hospital in Rothesay and The Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh. In the case of prostate cancer services, surgery is provided for in Glasgow and radiotherapy and brachytherapy at the Beatson Oncology Centre.
The Victoria Hospital
High Street, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA20 PJJ. Tel: 01700 503938
The Victoria Infirmary
93 East King Street, Helensburgh G84 7BU
Ayr & Arran
Urology services are provided at Ayr Hospital in a one-stop diagnostic service at the Ballochmyle Suite. There is a specialist nurse led uro-oncology clinic/service for patients with urological/prostate problems after they have had a biopsy. Prostate surgery is undertaken at Ayr Hospital, where there are 2 surgeons performing open radical prostatectomies. Review clinics are undertaken in Irvine, Cumnock, Girvan and Arran. Plans for specialist urological cancer treatment at Ayr Hospital have also been agreed. At present, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy are referred to the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow as part of the Managed Clinical Network in the West. The Continence Care Unit delivers a comprehensive assessment service , as well as delivering conservative treatment and urodynamics.
Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX. Tel: 01292 610555
There is also a specialist nurse run continence service (the Stair Team Base) which takes place at clinics across Ayrshire and Arran, or at your home if you are unable to attend a clinic due to mobility or other problem. The team will also make referrals to urological consultants.
Stair Team Base
Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6AB
There is a joint service between NHS Lothian and Borders providing a range of specialist and sub-specialist urology services, including for prostate problems and prostate cancer, at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose and in Lothian. 2 consultant surgeons were recruited to support this service.
Borders General Hospital
Melrose TD6 9BS. Tel: 01896 826000
Dumfries & Galloway
Services are provided at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The urology staff is made up of two Consultants, one Nurse Consultant and one part-time Specialist Nurse. Specialist andrology and sexual medicine clinics are available, whilst oncology services are provided from Edinburgh. Clinics are held in Dumfries, Stranraer, and seven locations in the area.
There is also a cancer information and support centre at the Royal Infirmary which keeps information on prostate cancer and related subjects including the PSA test, nutrition and relationships. It is open Monday-Friday 10am – 4pm (except bank holidays). Tel: 01387 241979.
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4AP. Tel: 01387 246246
There are some specific patient information leaflets on urological issues such as TURPs available from NHS Dumfries and Galloway Health Board at http://www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/667.html#uro
Dundee & Tayside
Services in Tayside and Perth and Kinross are provided by a single team that works across 3 sites – Dundee (Ninewells Hospital), Perth Royal Infirmary and Angus Hospitals. There is 1 surgeon undertaking early prostate cancer surgery (laparoscopic radical prostatectomy) and 5 urological surgeons covering advanced prostate cancer, as well as an oncology nurse specialist and a urological radiologist and a clinical oncologist. All of the urological surgeons manage prostatitis and BPH cases along with the urological nursing team.
Trans rectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUS) is performed at Ninewells and Perth Royal Infirmary, and for prostate cancer treatment there is external beam radiotherapy based at Ninewells hospital.
Dundee DD1 9SY. Tel: 01382 660111
Perth Royal Infirmary
Taymount Terrace, Perth PH1 1NX. Tel: 01738 623311
By Brechin Angus DD9 7QA. Tel: 01356 647291
Rosemount Road, Arbroath DD11 2AT. Tel: 01241 872584
Montrose Royal Infirmary
Bridge Street, Montrose DD10 8AJ. Tel: 01674 830361
NHS Tayside provide a range of useful patient literature including on prostatectomy and early prostate cancer.
Tayside also have a Tayside Cancer Network Patient Forum to represent patient perspectives on cancer issues in Tayside. To join tel: 01382 496260 or write to NHS Tayside, FREEPOST NAT 18115, Dundee DD2 1ZR.
Edinburgh & The Lothians
Prostate services in Edinburgh and the Lothians are based at The Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. There is a range of treatments including 2 surgeons performing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, radical external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. There is a team of urologists, specialist nurses and oncologists, radiologists providing treatment, and supporting people with prostate issues. There is a specialist male cancer centre, and also a link with services in the Borders as part of a joint agreement.
There is a specialist research project on prostate cancer underway at the HEBA centre at the Western General Hospital. NHS Lothian via the Western General Hospital provide a range of helpful patient leaflets on prostate issues including on the PSA test, biopsies and on minimal access surgery (jointly with Prostate Scotland).
The Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU. Tel: 0131 537 1000
There are also some urology services provided at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, including a local prostate biopsy service, and a treatment service for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia utilising a method called Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate known commonly as ‘Greenlight’ laser treatment.
St John’s Hospital
Howden Road West, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP. Tel: 01506 523000
Fife – Dunfermline & Kircaldy
Urological services are provided at Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 0SU, Tel: 01383 623623 and also via an outpatients clinic and a new diagnostic centre at Victoria Hospital, Hayfield Road Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5AH, Tel: 01592643 355.
There are two surgeons providing open radical prostatectomy in Fife. Radical external beam and brachytherapy are referred to Western General Hospital Edinburgh. There is also a specialist service for the provision of hormone therapy for men with prostate cancer, run by a specialist nurse based at Queen Margaret Hospital. There is a treatment service for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia utilising a method called Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate known commonly as ‘Greenlight’ laser treatment.
Urological services (including prostate surgery) are carried out at Forth Valley Royal Infirmary. There are 2 surgeons performing open radical prostatectomy and laser surgery of the prostate is also undertaken utilising the HoLEP system. There is also a specialist nurse clinic for uro-prostate patients. Requirements for external beam radiotherapy are referred to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Forth Valley Royal Infirmary
Stirling Road, Larbert, FK5 4WR. Tel: (01324) 566 000
Glasgow & Clyde
Urological services for Greater Glasgow and Clyde are carried out at a number of sites. For Greater Glasgow and Clyde patients, both, Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy using a state of the art Da Vinci Xi System, and Open Prostatectomy are performed at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by a team of prostate cancer surgeons, including two fellowship trained robotic surgeons.
In addition, there are diagnostic and follow up facilities at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Victoria Hospital, Gartnavel General and the Vale of Leven Hospital.
Other treatments such as Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy are offered at the Beatson Oncology Centre where there is a specialist cancer care team of urologists, oncologists, nurses and radiographers working on cancers including prostate cancers. the Beatson also serves much of West of Scotland as part of what is called a Managed Clinical Network. Brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy and a national cryotherapy service are provided at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
The team of Urologists and Oncologists work closely together in the decision making and treatment process with two joint Uro-Oncology Clinics every week.
Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN. Tel: 0141 301 7000
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow, G12 0YN, Tel: 0141 211 3000
(Gartnavel also hosts the national prostate Cryotherapy service )
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
84 Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0SF, Tel: 0141 211 4000
Queen Elizabeth University Hopsital
1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, Tel: 0141 201 1100
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Corsebar Road, Paisley PA2 9PN. Tel: 0141 887 9111 (which caters for inpatient surgery) Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN. Tel: 01475 633777
Stobhill General Hospital
133 Balornock Road, Glasgow G21 3UW. Tel: 0141 201 3000
(has a dedicated urology suite offering outpatient services for the north Glasgow area – inpatient services for the area are to be found at Gartnavel).
Vale of Leven Hospital
Main Street, Alexandria G83 0UA. Tel: 01389 754121
(New) Victoria Hospital
Grange Road Glasgow, G42 9LF Tel 0141-201 6000 – (urology outpatients 0141 347 8569) which provides outpatient and day case surgery for the south of the city.
A consultant clinic is also undertaken at Port Glasgow Health 2 Bay Street Port Glasgow PA14 5EW 01475 745321
Inverness & Highlands
Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is the main treatment centre in the Highlands for prostate diseases. There are 2 surgeons performing laparascopic radical prostatectomies. The Highlands also offer robot assisted prostate cancer surgery (which is carried out at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary ). There are also four consultants performing trans urethral resection of the prostate at the Raigmore. Transrectal ultrasound and biopsy is also available and this is mainly delivered by a specialist urological nurse service. Radical external beam radiotherapy is also carried out. Brachytherapy is referred to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh or the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow.
Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3UJ. Tel: 01463 704000
Visiting urology clinics are held at Caithness General Hospital in Wick and the Belfort Hospital in Fort William and a service is provided for NHS Western Isles including a clinic at the Western Isles Hospital in Stornaway on the Isle of Lewis.
Caithness General Hospital
Bankhead Road, Wick, Caithness KW1 5NS. Tel: 01955 605050
Belford Road, Fort William, PH33 6BS. Tel: 01387 702481
Western Isles Hospital
Macauley Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2AF. Tel: 01851704704
There is also a palliative cancer care network established in the Highlands.
Urological services for Lanarkshire are provided at Wishaw General Hospital, Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride and Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. At Wishaw General Hospital there is a specialist uro-oncology service for the Lanarkshire area (inclusive of Wishaw, Hairmyres, and Monklands). Outpatient clinics take place on Mondays 9am-4pm (Outpatient Department) and on Fridays 9am-1pm (Medical Day Unit and Chemotherapy Clinic). The uro-oncology service is supported by two specialist Macmillan Urology Cancer Nurses Specialists supporting men with prostate cancer. tel: 01698 366084. At Hairmyres Hospital there are specialist nurses and a urological consultant.
Monkscourt Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 0JS. Tel: 01236 748748
Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, G75 8RG. Tel: 01355 584520 or 01355 585309
Wishaw General Hospital
50 Netherton St, Wishaw ML2 0DP. Tel: 01698 361100
NHS Lanarkshire also support a very helpful website providing information on cancer issues in Lanarkshire: