University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street reopens to patients 

30/06/2015 00:00 
As part of cross-London plans to improve cardiac and cancer care for millions of people across north and east London and west Essex, the first phase of our urology service move to the refurbished University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street completed today. Thoracic surgery has also returned to the hospital.
 

The hospital, which was previously called the Heart Hospital, has been refurbished and the new name reflects the change in services.

Geoff Bellingan, medical director for UCLH's surgery and cancer board said: “Moving urology services and continuing to have thoracic surgery at Westmoreland Street supports our plan to improve cancer services and will enable us to develop the both the services, for example we are planning to introduce more one stop urology clinics.”

This is the first phase of the move, with other urology inpatient service scheduled to move over the summer and outpatient services moving by the end of September. The table below shows when different services  move to the hospital:

 

Service

Service opens at Westmoreland Street

Thoracic surgery

30 June 2015

Inpatient Stone Team Services (patients being admitted for operations)

Robotic Surgery inpatients

Andrology inpatients

30 June 2015

Male reconstructive inpatient surgery

Adolescent urology inpatients

Uro-Oncology inpatients

Functional restorative and female urology inpatients

18 August 2015

All urology outpatients clinics

21 September 2015

 

A leaflet explaining the urology service move is available here.

You can read about how cardiac care is being improved here.

 

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