Children and young adults between the ages of 5-19 years with additional needs are also provided with specialist support, advice and treatment. The service is a borough wide community service located at East Ham Care Centre.
Referrals are via your GP, consultants, other health professionals and self-referrals.
Who can refer?
Adults who are housebound should be referred by their GP to the continence service.
Children over the age of 5 with special needs can be referred to the service by theitr GP or other health care professional.
Children under the age of 5 years with special needs should be referred to the Health Visitor
Children over the age of 5 years and in school should be referred to the School Nurse
Children with night time bedwetting, who are 5 years and over, need to be referred to the Enuresis Clinic at West Ham Lane clinic. This is a special clinic for school age children.
Speak to your GP, health professional or hospital team
Or call the Continence Service on 0208 475 2012, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, for further advice
The service provides specialist continence assessment, investigations, treatment and support to residents of Newham who have pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder and bowel incontinence.
The service provides:
- Individual specialist assessment.
- Diagnostic investigations.
- Treatment and support in the clinic.
- Joint home visits – for people with more complex difficulties who need to be assessed at home.
- Education and advice to individuals and professionals on up to date methods of maintaining and promoting continence.
The service also provides educational support on “Promotion of Continence and the Management of Incontinence” to medical, non-medical professionals, clients and carers, through training programmes, exhibitions, other health events and literature.
Have you or any of your loved ones recently had prostate surgery and are experiencing issues?
Are you interested in meeting others who, like you, are coping with these issues?
Our wellbeing group will give you a chance to discuss your condition with other men and help you explore alternative treatment and management methods.
The group continues to grow with up to 15 attendees on average each month.
The men are very vocal and happy to share their experiences with each other.
They are enthusiastic about belonging to a group and being able to support each other
Find out more and the dates the group meets here