Continence Nurses are qualified nurses who have received specialist training to enable them to provide high quality care for people living with bladder and bowel problems.
If you have continence problems please do not be embarrassed to seek medical help. Bladder and bowel problems can affect both men and women of any age. It is estimated that 3–6 million people in the UK are living with some degree of bladder problem and 1 in 10 people will be affected by bowel problems at some point in their lives.
Incontinence can become more common with age and is more likely to affect women than men. However symptoms can be improved, and sometimes cured, using simple methods. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and your Continence Nurse will support and advise you throughout.
You can be referred to the service by any health or social professional dealing with your care or via your GP. Alternatively, if you are not under the care of any health professionals, you, a carer or family member can ring and complete a self referral.
What our patients say about us:
The continence nurse was very pleasant, helpful efficient. She settled any worries and gave me confidence that if I followed the exercise routine advice my condition would improve. Her treatment was very thorough professional.
Flatt Walks Health Centre
3 Castle Meadows
Tel: 01946 68643
Tel: 01228 608060
From 1 April 2018 community services in South Cumbria are provided by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.