Essex urology specialist cancer centre
Cancer services across the UK have been redesigned to ensure
that patients receive expert care from experienced health
This sometimes means that not all your treatment can be carried
out at your local hospital. It is sometimes necessary to send
patients to a designated cancer centre to be reviewed by expert
teams who specialise in the management of urological cancers.
Southend Hospital is a designated specialist centre. Although you
will have to be seen at the cancer centre we can assure you that we
all work very closely together ensuring streamlined treatment and
If you have any querys about your surgery at Southend University
Hospital, please contact the patient coordinator UPC@southend.nhs.uk
Our Urology Ward - Southbourne Ward
Southbourne ward is situated on the fourth floor of the Tower
block in the main hospital.
Nurses station tel: 01702 385078.
Visiting times: 7.00am to 9.00pm
The ward asks that you do not have more than two visitors at a
time, although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the
nurse in charge, providing this is not detrimental to your care or
If you are going to have surgery at the cancer centre then you
will need to attend a pre-assessment clinic prior to your
surgery. It may be possible for you to attend a pre-admission
clinic at your local hospital, but some patients will need to
be seen at Southend.
The nurse and doctor will discuss with you your general health
and will arrange for you to have some blood tests, a heart tracing
(ECG) and possibly other tests. They will also discuss with you the
operation you are planning to have, the benefits, side-effects and
potential risks. They may ask you to sign a consent form which
shows you agree and understand the surgery you are having.