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Service overview

Service Overview

The service aims to actively promote bladder and bowel continence.  We are able to identify and assess patients, give advice and best management for their incontinence needs, helping to improve their quality of life.  The service provides clinical assessment, advice and support for patients and their families.  We work closely with GPs, district nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, the dementia team, mental health, social services and care agencies to ensure a seamless service is provided.  We provide teaching to health and social care professionals. 

Accessibility/Acceptability

The service is offered to people 18 years and older who are registered with a Herefordshire GP.

How To Contact Us

Our main team office is based at:
Bladder and Bowel Health Service
Gaol Street clinic
Gaol Street
Hereford
HR1 2HU
Tel: 01432 378933

Opening Hours

The service runs from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

The service is located at clinics at Gaol Street, Kington, Leominster, Bromyard, Ross and Ledbury.  In addition we provide input and advice in the County Hospital, community hospitals and residential homes.

Where patients are completely housebound home visits can sometimes be arranged.

Referring

We accept referrals from GPs, consultants, nurses and social care.  In addition people can refer themselves by completing a Self-Referral Form (available from the team)

We aim to see urgent referrals within two weeks and routine referrals within six weeks.

The Team

The team is made up of physiotherapists, nurses and assistant practitioners who have specialist knowledge in the area of bladder and bowel health.

 

 

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