Continence Clinic

Continence Clinic offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to the assessment and management of bladder and bowel dysfunction.


Our Team

  • Continence Nurse
  • Physiotherapist
  • Geriatrician
  • Administrative Support
  • We can liaise with and refer to other Allied Health Practitioners such as Dietitian, Podiatrist, Occupational Therapist, and the Falls and Balance Clinic

Our Services

Clients to our service are offered a comprehensive assessment with the aim of identifying underlying factors contributing to the bladder or bowel problem. Our team aims to treat and resolve any issues, however if this is not possible we aim to maximise comfort and dignity for the individual, with the use of various aids and appliances. There is no charge for our service.

Signs of a bladder or bowel problem may include:

  • Leakage from the bladder or bowel
  • Passing urine more than 6 times during the day, or, more than once at night
  • Constipation
  • Rushing to get to the toilet
  • Difficulties emptying the bladder or bowel
  • Wearing protection for bladder or bowel leakage
  • Planning daily activities around bladder or bowel function, or the location of public toilets
  • Being worried about having “an accident” when away from home
  • Frequent infections in the bladder

 

Our Location

Clinics are located at Kew and Fitzroy.

Kew

 

 

Fitzroy

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Referral Information

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Refer to the Aged Care and Community Services area

Although not necessary, we prefer referrals from a GP or Allied Health clinician

Useful Links

General information about bladder and bowel control is available from


Contact Us

St George's Hospital Specialist Clinics - Continence Clinic

Tel:  (03) 9231 8577

Fax: (03) 9231 2202