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Bladder and bowel service

The Bladder & Bowel Specialist team are qualified clinicians who have received specialist training to enable them to provide high quality care for people living with bladder and bowel problems.

If you have bladder & / or bowel 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 Specialist clinician will support and advise you throughout.

We only accept self-referrals from individuals who have capacity and understanding to be able to provide a detailed medical history about themselves during the referral discussion.

All other referrals, including those from relatives and non-clinically qualified social care professionals should be made via the individual’s GP or a registered health care professional who knows the individual well enough to provide a full medical history, with their knowledge and consent.

Find out more about urinary incontinence.

Find out more about bowel incontinence.

What our patients say about us:

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

“I was made to feel at ease to talk about the problems my husband is experiencing despite it being very upsetting for us both. The staff were very knowledgeable and caring. Gave us lots of practical suggestions that have resulted in a less stressful situation for the whole family”

Updated February 2022

Contact details

Specialist Bladder & Bowel Service
1 Weavers Court
Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road
Tel: 01539 715266

Specialist Bladder & Bowel Service
1st Floor, Heysham Primary Care Centre
Middleton Way
Tel: 01524 518581