New diagnostic centre at Malton Hospital
A new Urology One Stop Clinic was officially opened at Malton Community Hospital today (26 January 2017).
The new One Stop Clinic, which was officially opened by The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is an enhanced service for all urology patients across the region, which allows fast access to diagnosis and treatment. In contrast to traditional services, patients will only require one appointment and will leave the clinic with a treatment plan.
Elements of the service, which were consulted upon last year, have been designed with patient input and with learning from the Trust’s other one-stop services. The concept of a single assessment and diagnostic centre successfully brings together the common aspects of urological diagnosis and outpatient services under one roof.
As a benefit to our members we offered the opportunity of a behind the scenes tour of the new diagnostic centre. The tour included an opportunity to speak to the planning team, architects and builders involved in the new build - as well as the clinical lead for the new service, Mr Graeme Urwin, Consultant Urologist.
Mr Urwin explained: “Patients are often worried when they are referred to us, so we wanted to design a system which was both kind to the patient and efficient.
“The development of this clinic means that patients who may have needed to come to the hospital up to four times, often over several weeks, for their tests and results, now come for the morning or afternoon and have their tests undertaken while they are here.
“This means that, for most patients, by the end of the clinic they are either reassured there is nothing wrong or they have discussed a treatment plan with their specialist. We believe that this approach is truly patient-centred and will be safe, timely, equitable and of high quality.”
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