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We are a team of specialist nurses who provide assessment for continence problems, and we initiate conservative continence treatments where they are appropriate. Patients can also make self referrals - and should contact the service directly - using the contact details on the right. If you are attending a clinic you should bring the following completed paperwork as requested in your appointment confirmation letter:.
Community Continence Service The Community Continence Service consists of specialist nurses who provide professional advice, support and education to Sandwell patients about promoting continence controlling the bladder and bowels and managing incontinence. We work in partnership with other health and social care professionals across Sandwell to provide care that is as sensitive as possible, and recognised as the most up-to-date accepted practice. If you or someone you care for are having problems with bladder or bowel incontinence, you can contact the service by calling us for an informal chat about your concerns.
People of all ages can have a problem controlling their bladder or bowel, and this can have a real impact on their daily lives. Some people avoid going out or need to plan their activities around a toilet. Incontinence is the inability to control your bladder or bowel, so you accidentally lose urine from the bladder urinary incontinence or faeces from the bowel bowel incontinence.
Back to Urinary incontinence. Incontinence pads and other products and devices can make life easier for you if you're waiting for a diagnosis or for a treatment to work. The most popular incontinence products are pads that are worn inside underwear to mop up urine leaks.
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A report from the ombudsman in partnership with the Gransnet website highlighted a case in which an elderly man was forced to call for an ambulance after from his hospital ward after being told he would have to wait 75 minutes to see a doctor after being left in agony after a fall. Another man who suffered a stroke in hospital was left without help for five hours, by which time it was too late to treat. Researchers found one in three family members has had concerns about the care of relatives in hospital. Families said elderly relatives who needed help to get to the toilet had been denied it and were instead forced to wear nappies.
Over 15 different combinations of products were selected by participants in the shopping experiment. Enabling user choice of absorbent product design through individual budgets could improve satisfaction of consumers and efficiency of allocation of limited NHS resources. Further research is warranted. Despite advances in treatments and therapies for incontinence, completely reliable bladder or bowel control is not an attainable goal for everyone.