Continence and urology service
The continence and urology service provides specialist bladder and bowel assessment, treatment and management for service users with an identified incontinence problem.
We offer specialist assessment in a clinical settingor in the individual’s own home if necessary. Assessments can include bladder scans where necessary and will take into account bladder and bowel history, lifestyle and environmental factors in order to determine the most appropriate treatment method. Possible medications are suggested when needed – staff will discuss and identify all possible side effects and advantages, and the correct method of administration of medication. We also provide referral to other agencies if appropriate.
Where continence aids and appliances are suggested, delivery of identified items will be organised and full instructions of how to apply to maximise their effectiveness demonstrated. Ongoing assessment will be made either face to face or over the telephone, liaising with other health professionals as indicated.
Why would someone choose the service
- The service has received a range of positive feedback from patient surveys
- We provide the ability to be reviewed by the same staff – enabling consistency of care
- Patients can be seen in a variety of settings – both in clinical areas or in their own home when needed
- When the need for continence products is identified, these are delivered direct to person’s home, and the individual is able to contact the service to reorder products
Staff you may meet
- Care navigator
- Non-clinical support staff
- Nursing assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Other clinical staff
- Social worker
- Specialist advisor
- Specialist health worker
- Support worker