Continence Service

The Role of the Continence Service is to provide treatment and management options for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction.

The Continence Service is a small team of specialist nurses, staff nurses and health care assistants who aim to promote the management and treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence for clients resident within the Trust area. Services are provided at locally based clinics and, where appropriate, in the service user's own home. The main aim is to promote continence and improve quality of life.

Individualised assessments ensures appropriate patient centred treatment or management plans with onward referrals where appropriate. Training and education is also provided to community nurses, homecare staff, GPs, service users and carers.

The continence service provides:

  • Individualised Continence Assessment and review both clinic and domiciliary based
  • Treatment and management options including
  • Pelvic floor Muscle exercises
  • Bladder retraining
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Dietary advice
  • Bowel management
  • Continence device provision
  • Containment product provision
  • Home delivery service
  • Intermittent catheterisation
  • Electro-stimulation
  • Bladder-scanning

Continence service forms
Continence review form
Referral form for continence aids
Continence assessment form

Referrals
All referrals should be made to the continence service via CRMS on 08456 003111.

Contact details
The Continence Service
Spruce House
Braid Valley Care Complex
Cushendall Road
Ballymena
BT43 6HL
Tel: 028 2563 5278  

The Continence Service can be contacted Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm excluding public holidays. A voicemail messaging service is available.            

Page last updated:30 May 2017