This £6m world-class NHS Urology Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford has been jointly funded by the Prostate Project and the NHS. It has taken seven years of dedicated fundraising to reach our goal. It is one of the most significant investments in Urological services in UK for over a decade and is the largest centre for brachytherapy in Europe, top three in the world.
Watch our video to hear consultants, patients, researchers and trustees explain why the Stokes Centre for Urology is vital in transforming the treatment and care of urology patients at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Presented by BBC newsreader Nicholas Owen, our aim is to raise money to fund the Centre; this video looks at the story of the charity and why your donations are so important.
To have created this landmark building in the NHS at a time of austerity is a tremendous achievement and is a wonderful demonstration of how a community can come together with the NHS to deliver a truly world-class result. We will always be grateful to the thousands of generous donors who made this wonderful new Centre a reality. In particular, the support we have received from the Surrey Advertiser, Eagle Radio, Guildford Flames, Surrey Masons, Lisa May Foundation, Rotary clubs, local golf clubs and individual benefactors have helped us to reach the finish line.
A quick sneak preview of the Stokes Centre for Urology …… this is the most significant investment in Urological services in UK for over a decade, NHS patients experience will be transformed and they will feel like private patients, greeted by a friendly receptionist, coffee and tea making facilities, soft lighting and air con throughout, furniture all different sizes for variety and differing needs.
10 Urological Consultants, 12 Specialist Nurses and 5 consulting rooms with beds for examinations and ultrasound assessments, a treatment room used for minor procedures such as cystoscopies and biopsies,100-120 cystoscopies performed each week.
A state of the art brachtherapy theatre which is the largest in Europe and top 3 in the world, with 10-15 procedures performed each week with cure rate of 94%, recovery room immediately next door.