Supporting World Continence Week 2018

18/06/2018

Supporting World Continence Week 2018The Western Trust is supporting World Continence Week 18th to 24th June 2018, to raise awareness of bladder and bowel problems.   
 
It is estimated that around 14 million people in the UK suffer from a bladder problem and around 6.5 million with some form of bowel problem.  Men, women and children can all be affected but many suffer in silence.  Common bladder problems include urgently needing to pass urine, bladder leakage, bed wetting or difficulty emptying the bladder.  Common bowel problems may include faecal leakage, constipation and difficulty emptying the bowel.
 
Janice Reid, Western Trust Continence Services Manager/Clinical Lead explains: “We understand that having a bladder and/or bowel problem can cause embarrassment, anxiety and distress and often has a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life.  It can be difficult to discuss symptoms but it is important to know that help and support is available and the choice of treatments and management options has never been greater.  With the right interventions symptoms can often be significantly improved with a positive impact on quality of life.
 
“The Western Trust Continence Advisory Service has a team of specialist nurses who are skilled in assessing and treating bladder and bowel problems.  Don’t suffer in silence - contact us for advice on (028) 71 349355 or (028) 66 344057.”
 
During World Continence Week there will be information stands at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen and Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex where the public can avail of advice and support from the Trust’s Continence Advisory Service.