Continence Service

The Continence Service provides advice and education for people of all ages who suffer from bladder and/or bowel control issues. Continence problems are often a symptom of another health problem and can almost always be treated or better managed or cured. The first step is to speak to an appropriate health professional.

Bass Coast Health has a Continence Nurse Advisor who following assessment, will develop a management plan in conjunction with you and your carer if required, and provide specific education for the problems identified. Information on appropriate aids and access to funding schemes can be arranged if eligible. The service also caters for children, providing advice and management of bed-wetting, day wetting, soiling and toilet training difficulties.

Admission Criteria

Men and women of any age can self-refer but a doctor’s referral is preferred.

Availability

LOCATION DAY OF WEEK TIMES CONTACT DETAILS  

Wonthaggi

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

03 5671 3353

Continence Clinic

The continence clinic provides a short-term, multi-disciplinary approach to bladder/bowel incontinence usually caused by recent hospitalisation, gynecological surgery, pregnancy or recent change in health status. The primary focus of the clinic is on rehabilitation and the program is usually conducted over a twelve week period.

Clinicians involved include, a Continence Nurse Advisor, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, Dietician, Medical Specialist and associated allied health professionals.

Admission Criteria

Men, women and children of all ages.  Antenatal/Postnatal women, pre and post prostatectomy males, post gynecological surgery, or any incontinence due to recent change in health status.

Men and women of any age can self-refer but a doctor’s referral is preferred.

Availability

LOCATION DAY OF WEEK TIMES CONTACT DETAILS

Wonthaggi

Tuesday

8:00am to 4:30pm

03 5671 3353