Our Services A - Z - Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Team
About the service
We are a team of experienced specialist urology nurses who work with patients, their families, carers and the wider urology and oncology teams throughout the cancer journey to ensure a streamlined pathway and the highest standards of care for our patients. In some cases we will meet the patients during their investigations into suspected cancer or it may be that we meet them at the time of diagnosis or treatment. We care for patients who have prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancer and we have additional training and skills to care for these patients.
We support patients through all aspects of their pathway by providing information and being a point of contact for the patient and their family allowing us to provide both physical and psychological support and refer onto other professionals as appropriate. We also co-ordinate appointments, investigations and referrals onto other Trusts. Any patient diagnosed with a urological cancer should have a named cancer nurse specialist who they can contact with any questions they may have.
We are supported in our role by a Urology Cancer Support Worker who also oversees the Supported self-management Programme in which patients are followed up remotely eliminating the need for hospital appointments unless they are necessary.
We also run a number of Nurse led clinics where we follow up patients with prostate and kidney cancer. We also have treatment clinics which include the administration of bladder instillations for urology cancer patients
- About the Team
The team is made up of five Uro-Oncology Nurse Specialists and one Urology Support Worker.
Nancy Chisholm 0151 430 1076
Angela Daniels 0151 676 5931
Jackie Williams 0151 430 2453
Jackie Thompson 0151 430 1270
Claire Giliker 0151 430 1270
Urology Support Worker
Gill Kitto – 0151 290 4213
We work across both the Whiston and St Helens Hospital Sites.
We attend consultant clinics and hold nurse led clinics in both hospitals.
- Additional Information
We work closely together with other teams to provide the best care during what can be a difficult and stressful time.
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
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Title - Suspected Primary Brain TumoursDescription - You have been given this leaflet following a scan which has shown an abnormality in your brain which may be a brain tumour. This leaflet is to help you understand what is happening. It explores how you may feel, what will happen next and who to contact if you are worried. In this leaflet we will try to answer some of the practical questions that you may have in terms of next steps and potential treatment options.You have been given this leaflet following a scan which has shown an abnormality in your brain which may be a secondary brain tumour. This leaflet is to help you understand what is happening. It explores how you may feel, what will happen next and who to contact if you are worried. In this leaflet we will try to answer some of the practical questions that you may have in terms of next steps and potential treatment options.This booklet explains the services provided by our two professional hairdressers/wig technicians at The Cutting Room. The Cutting Room is a private, fully equipped salon, which is based at the Lilac Centre at St Helens Hospital.
Page last updated on 25th May 2022