Overview of Service
Bedfordshire Continence Service provides advice, support and treatment for people with continence needs.
You can be referred for an assessment by your GP or any other health professional from whom you may be receiving care.
Continence advisors are trained nurses who have undertaken specialist training in continence management and they can assess your individual continence needs and plan a treatment programme with you.
Following assessment, your continence advisor may prescribe disposable incontinence products for you, which will be delivered to your home.
Children from the age of four years can be referred to the service by a health professional
Where Service is based
Disability Resource Centre
Assessments can be carried out in patient’s own home or care home (non nursing care home) or clinic settings.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 4.45pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm Excluding bank holidays
Direct contact with the service can be made between
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 11am and 2pm - 4pm
How to Contact Service
Tel: (01582) 528820/21
What Response Times to expect
General patients are seen within 18week target
Patients referred who require more intensive management of continence are contacted within three working days to arrange an appointment, will be seen within two working weeks. These patients are not patients who are in retention of urine