A new purpose-built urology clinic will open at Malton Hospital next year, with construction getting underway in January.
The clinic will deliver a ‘one-stop’ service where consultations, imaging, cystoscopy, basic urodynamics and tissue biopsy will all be available at a single visit, in a space once used for day theatre.
It will mean most patients will have a single appointment covering all of their diagnostic tests, replacing a previous system which involved patients attending up to four separate appointments.
The clinic will run three days a week, pooling resources from York and Scarborough, and opening in the Autumn.
Urology Consultant at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Graeme Urwin said: “The one-stop model is the gold standard approach to urology.”