Continence Service


Continence Nurses are qualified nurses who have received specialist training to enable them to provide high quality care for people living with bladder and bowel problems.

If you have continence problems please do not be embarrassed to seek medical help. Incontinence can affect both men and women of any age and it is estimated that 3–6 million people in the UK are living with some degree of urinary incontinence. It is also estimated that 1 in 10 people will be affected by bowel incontinence at some point in their lives.

Incontinence does become more common with age and is more likely to affect women than men. However the symptoms of incontinence can be improved, and sometimes cured, using simple methods. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and your Continence Nurse will support and advise you throughout.

You can refer yourself into the service or you can be referred by a GP, other health or social care professional, a carer or a family member. If a referral is made on your behalf you can decline the appointment if you do not wish to see a Continence Nurse.

Find out more about bowel incontinence.

Find out more about urinary incontinence.

What our patients say about us:

"The care and understanding the nurse has shown me is fantastic. She was so easy to talk to and I was never embarrassed by my condition. Excellent treatment and care."

Contact details

Continence Service
1 Weavers Court
Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road
Tel: 01539 715266

Updated November 2018

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