Continence Advisory Service

The Continence Advisory Service is staffed by Nurse Specialists, known as Continence Advisors. They have indepth training and expertise to offer assistance and advice for those who have problems controlling their bladder or bowel.

 

The Continence Advisory Team offers a range of services:

  • Continence Clinics
  • Community Prostate Assessment clinics (GP referral only)
  • Educational and Training programmes
  • Continence product advice
  • Information resource centre

Continence Clinics

Confidential help and advice is available within the community at Continence clinics run by the Continence Advisory Service.

 

Detailed assessment is undertaken at the clinics by the Specialist Nurse who is specially trained in helping people with bladder or bowel problems The service has an open referral system which means that anyone can telephone or write for an appointment as follows:

 

Continence Advisory Service

Rectory Field Offices

19b Limavady Road

Londonderry BT47 6JU

Tel: 028 7134 9355

Continence Advisory Service

Coleshill House

2 Coleshill Road

Enniskillen

Tel: 028 6634 4057

 

Clinic Times:

  • Monday Rectory Field – morning / Waterside HC – afternoon
  • Tuesday Rectory Field – all day Erne Hospital – afternoon
  • Wednesday Shantallow HC – all day Omagh HC – morning
  • Thursday Strabane HC – all day Erne Hospital – morning
  • Friday Roe Valley Out-patients - morning / Omagh HC – all day

 

Although it is not necessary for your doctor to make a referral, he/she will be informed of your attendance and subsequent assessment but only after you have granted permission. The sharing of information with your GP is important in ensuring you receive the most appropriate treatment. We can, if necessary, put you in touch with other professional services that may be relevant to your individual problem. A comprehensive continence assessment will be carried out by the Nurse at the clinic and will usually include the following:

  • Symptom history
  • Analysis of bladder record chart
  • Diagnostic investigations (for example urine tests, bladder scans)
  • Physical examination 

For further information on any of the services we provide please contact:

Janice Reid Co-ordinator / Clinical Lead for Continence Services

Rectory Field Offices

19b Limavady Road

Londonderry BT47 6JU

Tel: 028 7134 9355