Work to begin on new Urology Investigation Unit at MKUH

Date: 19/01/2024

Work is set to begin on the development of a Urology Investigation Unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH), co-locating key Urology services all in one place.

The new facility, which will be located in the Willow Unit opposite Ward 16 (former Macmillan Unit), will enable the Trust to expand and improve Urology facilities, bringing together existing services which are currently located across the hospital site.

The development of the unit will enable the service to introduce new ways of working, including delivering certain procedures within the newly created space. Currently, procedures including Cystoscopies, Prostate Biopsies, Circumcisions and Shockwave Lithotripsies are all undertaken in theatre however will soon be delivered within the Urology Investigation Unit, freeing up theatre capacity at the hospital.

Another exciting improvement for patients will see the introduction of a new ‘one stop shop’ model, providing same-day appointment and diagnostics and significantly reducing the time it takes for patients to receive the treatment they require. This will be achieve through bringing skills and specialist knowledge together in one location.

Luca Seminerio, Deputy Associate Director of Operations for Surgery at MKUH, said: “The development of a Urology Investigation Unit at the hospital is hugely exciting and will significantly improve the experience that patients receive when coming for their appointment or procedure. The introduction of the unit will provide the department the opportunity to streamline pathways and implement one stop models which for Urology at MKUH is a first. This in time will see more of our patients receiving their diagnosis and treatments in a timely manner – both improving access to care and ultimately outcomes for our patients.”

Site set up work will begin on Monday 22 January, before construction work starts on Wednesday 24th. It is anticipated that works will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, with construction taking place during normal working hours, Monday – Friday. Some minor disruption work is expected and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.