The Adult Bladder and Bowel Service supports and treats adults with urinary and bowel symptoms or incontinence.
If you require this service for children, please visit the Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service.
What we do
The service specialises in continence care and aims to help and support patients and carers as much as possible whilst they are dealing with incontinence.
This can include:
- assessment, development and ongoing review of treatment or management plans for your particular continence problem
- tips to promote a healthy life style and some behavioural changes to improve or control symptoms i.e. changes to diet or fluid intake
- light exercises i.e. pelvic floor exercises
- prescribe and review all medications
- support bladder or bowel training programmes
- provide continence products or appliances when clinically indicated
- catheter care clinics
- when appropriate, home visits
- continence aids to improve access to toilet facilities
- catheter care
- telephone support for patients and healthcare professionals
- training health and social care professionals in basic continence care.
You will get ongoing support whether you are a patient, carer or healthcare professional.
What we treat
Approximately one in four people will experience bladder or bowel symptoms. It can affect men and women of all ages. Despite being a common problem it’s still something that we may feel embarrassed about.
Seeking help can really improve your quality of life with the right assessment treatments and management programme. With the right treatments and products everyone can be helped to effectively manage, improve and in many cases even cure their condition.
Continence symptoms and problems can include:
- stress incontinence: passing urine when you laugh, sneeze or cough
- urge incontinence: not being able to ignore a sudden urge to pass urine
- Nocturia: waking up more than a couple of times in the night to pass urine
- functional incontinence: having a condition or disability which stops you being able to remove your clothes quickly or get to the toilet in time
- bowel incontinence: difficulty controlling bowel movements
If you’ve been experiencing any of the above speak to your GP or healthcare professionals as soon as possible.
Joint home visits are offered with Community Nurses to support housebound patients with symptoms of bladder or bowel and catheter related problems.
How to access the service
The service can be accessed by referral via your GP or other healthcare professional.
Tel: 0151 643 5330
You will be seen within 28 working days of contacting the service with an appointment either in clinic or at home.
Prior to your first appointment you may be asked to complete a diary of your food and fluid intake and frequency volume chart and quality of life tools.
Patient Assessment Questionnaire
Call us on 0151 643 5330 or write to:
Wirral Bladder and Bowel Service
Fender Way Health Centre
Home Delivery Service for Continence pads and products
You might need to use continence pads or products to help manage your problem. The service works in partnership with a third party containment product supplier, currently SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd and Tena to provide a home delivery service from Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) for the products you need. This could be for one-off orders or for repeat orders.
Your orders will be delivered in discreet packaging. If you want to activate your next order you should call NHS Home Delivery on their telephone 0800 085 4907. Alternatively you can activate your delivery online by following this link email@example.com.
If you no longer require products, wish to cancel your products or find that they are no longer suitable, contact the Bladder and Bowel Service on 0151 643 5330.
If you want to purchase additional continence products, please follow this link: www.tenadirect.co.uk.
Alternatively their company details and address is TENA Direct, SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd, Southfields Road, Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 3EJ Telephone 0800 393431
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)