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Urology Lookback Review

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been reviewing the care patients received from the now retired consultant urologist, Mr Aidan O’Brien, between January 2019 and June 2020.  The purpose of this Lookback Review is to ensure patients received the treatment they required and if not remedy care where necessary and when possible.

The Urology Lookback Review is now being extended to patients who were treated by Mr O’Brien for a urology cancer which includes prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers and treated for renal stone disease, who are alive today and have not had their care reviewed as part of the first Lookback Review group, or seen by another Southern Trust Urology Consultant.  The Trust will make direct contact with individual patients, whose care will now be reviewed.

Separately, it is thought that there may be a number of people who received care from Mr O’Brien as a private patient. The Trust is calling on private patients of Mr O’ Brien, who may be concerned about any aspect of their urology care and treatment and who would like to be included in the review. As the Trust has no direct access to Mr O’Brien’s private patient records, we would encourage any private patient wishing to be included to make contact with us.

If anyone has concerns about the ongoing review please email or phone the Urology Lookback Review Helpline

Phone: Freephone number – 0800 414 8520 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm)


All information/phone calls are strictly confidential

To view the Activity and Outcomes Report for the first cohort of patients, click link below:

Activity and Outcomes Report

See link to Minister’s statement re the initial look back, which considered cases over an 18-month period of the consultant’s work in the Southern Trust from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.

plenary-24-11-2020.pdf (

The Southern Trust welcomes the announcement by the Health Minister of a Statutory Public Inquiry into the work of a single urology consultant who was based in Craigavon Area Hospital.

Chief Executive statement

Southern Trust Urology Statement | Southern Health & Social Care Trust (


Bereavement support 

Urology Lookback Helpline:
  • Freephone number  0800 414 8520 (open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm)

These calls are strictly confidential. An answerphone is available outside these hours if you leave your name and telephone number, your call will be returned the next working day.