The Northern Ireland Training programme has three teaching hospitals, The Belfast Trust, Craigavon Area Hospital & Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.
The region has 6 trainees and provides excellent experience with logbooks reflecting this.
We aim to produce clinically-experienced trainees with a strong background in clinical research and a commitment to teaching and training.
The Urology Unit at Altnagelvin provides urology services for the Western Health Care Trust, a population of some 280,000.
It is staffed by two Consultants, one Staff Grade, 3.5 Specialist Nurses and two urology trainees (one CT and one ST) operating out of a 14-bed inpatient urology ward. It provides a wide range of subspecialty services with pelvic & complex oncology together with reconstructive urology (which is referred to the centre in Belfast).
The regional review of urology services foresees an amalgamation with Causeway Trust to form a 6-Consultant unit at Altnagelvin.
Belfast City Hospital
The Belfast Trust is a regional cancer centre and all pelvic oncology is performed on this site. There is extensive experience in laparoscopic and open surgery.
The unit also specialises in endourology, reconstruction and female urology.
A trainee can expect excellent experience in all the major urological subspecialties.
Click here to see recent publications from the Belfast City unit.
Craigavon Area Hospital
The Urology Department at Craigavon provides urology services for the Southern Health Care Trust and is situated just to the south of Lough Neagh.
There are three Consultant Urologists and the unit has an on-site lithotripter with a stone centre. The hospital provides a full range of endourological techniques with extensive experience to be gained in laparoscopy & upper tract endoscopy.
Click here to see recent publications from the Craigavon unit.