The Continence and Pelvic Rehabilitation Service is a multi-disciplinary service which is based in the community. It provides specialist continence assessment, investigations, treatment and support to residents of Newham from the age of five who have bladder, bowel or pelvic floor dysfunction. There is also specialist assessment and treatment for women with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. Clients are seen in clinics, their own homes, schools, and day-care facilities. The service also provides educational support on the promotion and management of incontinence to medical, non-medical professionals, clients and carers, through training programmes, exhibitions, other health events and literature. The service also manages and oversees the continence products provision supplied to clients living in the community and residential homes in the borough of Newham.
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.
Who is the service available to?
- Children over the age of 5 years who have special needs,
- Adults residing in Newham either in their own home or in a residential care home.
- Education for schools, the local Community, all health professionals and voluntary organisations.
Who can refer?
- Adults who are able to attend a clinic may be referred by their General Practitioner, District Nurses or any other health or social care professional. An appointment to attend the nurse led clinic at East Ham Care Centre will be offered
- Adults who are housebound should be referred to the District Nursing Service for assessment
- 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.
Initiatives and achievements
The service has developed a user-group to ensure we listen to patient feedback and service developments are led by patients. The continence specialist nurse has developed a monthly prostate cancer support group which has been very successful supporting men following diagnosis and treatment.
The clinic at East Ham Care Centre has been renamed “The Eneberi Clinic” in recognition of Maureen Eneberi, the nurse that pioneered the service.
The service Lead recently won the East London NHS Foundation Trust Staff awards under the category of ‘Service User’ award in 2015 and ‘Commissioners’ award in 2016.
Where services are run: East Ham Care Centre, 302 Shrewsbury Road, London E7 8QP