South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust provides a Bladder & Bowel service for the people of South Tyneside and Sunderland. The Continence team consists of registered nurses (some of whom have undertaken extra training) and an administrative team.
Continence nurse specialists also have a responsibility for ensuring members of the multi-disciplinary team are appropriately trained and professionally supported.
Continence nurses advise on all aspects of continence promotion, assessment, treatment and management of continence related to both bladder and bowel conditions, incorporating all aspects of treatments appropriate to individual need.
Following assessment by community nursing services the continence nurse is able to advise on the use of continence products supplied to patients home, community, independent sector and residential care homes.
Where the service is provided from and contact details:
Bladder and Bowel Service
Telephone: (0191) 283 4754
Clarendon, Hebburn, 0191 283 4754