About Us

Urology is a surgical specialty, covering the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.

Our Urology Department has been at the forefront of providing new surgical techniques, one stop clinics and an efficient reliable service to our patients.  

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Senior Team Members


Mr. Hosea B. Gana (Clinical Director)

Mr. Altaf Q. Khattak

Mr. Azi Samsudin

Mr. John E. McCabe

Mr. Rahul Mistry

Associate Specialists / Specialist Registrars/ Research Fellows

Mr. Brajkishore Jha

Mr. Ahmad Omar

Mr Emmanuel Johnson

Mr. Oladapo Feyisetan

Core Urology Trainee   

Miss. Nina Patrick

Mr James Glendinning


Dr. Glenn Massey            Clinical Director, Consultant Interventional-Radiologist

Dr. Kirsty Slaven               Consultant Radiologist

Dr. Sylvia Connelly           Consultant Radiologist

Dr. McCaig                        Consultant Interventional-Radiologist

Whiston Urology Staff

Ward 4A and 4B: Matron  Karen Barker

Ward Manager 4A: Kelly Burns

Ward Manager 4B: Sheila Thompson

Urology Cancer Nurse Specialists

Nancy Chisholm                 

Nerys Jacobs       

Eleri Philips          

Jackie Williams

Angela Daniels 

Urology Nurse Practitioner

Alison Latta        

St. Helens Urology Staff                               

Mary McBirnie  Urology Suite Department Manager

Urology Nurse Practitioners

Sandra Speakman           

Rick Ingham

Joanne Jones

Senior assistant technical officer

Lyn Morland

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St Helens – Ground Floor, Green Zone

Whiston -  Level 4, Orange Zone

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Contact Us


Ward 4A and 4B: Tel: 0151 430 2783

Ward Manager 4A: Tel: 0151 430 1420

​Urology Secretaries

Angela Attrill (Mr. Gana)                                        

Tel: 0151 430 1907

Sandra Bryan (Mr. McCabe & Mr Mistry)                          

Tel: 0151 430 1976

Joanne Boyd (Mr. Khattak)                                    

Tel: 0151 430 2320

Julie Willlis (Mr Samsudin)                                   

Tel: 0150 430 5992

St Helens

Urology Suite

Tel: 01744 646 300               

Fax: 01744 646 302

​Private patients' co-ordinator                     0151 430 1901​

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Other Information

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Latest Update

Patient Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Urology Team has a huge commitment to the ongoing care of all patients during this difficult time. We are aware that these are worrying times for everyone, but even more so for patients who have been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment for cancer.  Furthermore, we are also conscious of the people who are concerned that they may have cancer and are waiting for an appointment which may be rearranged or delayed.

Reassurance for cancer patients currently on treatment or requiring treatment in the future :

Surgeons, Medical Oncologists and Clinical Oncologists have worked together to come up with guidance about treatment at this time. Factors taken into consideration are;

1) Nature and type of your particular cancer

2) Risk and harm of COVID19 during that treatment

3) Risk/Benefit of using alternative treatment strategies

You can be reassured that you will be closely monitored at all times if your treatment regime is changed.

For those cancer patients on follow up, your appointments and investigations may be rearranged to a later date, but please do not think that you have been forgotten.

Symptomatic patients waiting for an appointment:

There are 2 possible reasons why your appointment may be rearranged, cancelled or converted to a telephone consultation.

1) The risk of COVID is a greater risk to you and the clinicians who triage your referral/case are happy that you will come to no harm by waiting.

2) Patients are being seen in order of clinical need. Those requiring urgent treatment/assessment will be seen as a priority.

We do appreciate that you are likely to be anxious at this time.  However, please do not hesitate to contact your Cancer Nurse Specialist directly. Below is a reminder of the contact numbers:

You can call the Uro-Oncology Nurse Specialists on 0151 430 1270 and leave a message with your name and phone number and you will receive a call back. 

You can find more information on our cancer services web page.

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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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