Providinghelp for people with bladder and bowel problems.
What is incontinence?
- Incontinence describes the involuntary loss of urine or faeces. There are several types of incontinence and many different causes.
- Bladder and bowel control problems are common. More than 4.8 million Australians of all ages are affected.
- Although incontinence is widespread, it is not normal and can lead to fear, anger, shame, anxiety and social isolation.
- Help is available and many incontinence problems can be treated, managed and cured.
Who can help me?
The Community Continence Service offers free help for people with bladder and bowel control problems. The clinical team includes nurses and physiotherapists with special training in managing continence.
What services do we provide?
- Initial assessment to determine the type of continence problems and the cause
- Information about individual treatment and management choices
- Support throughout treatment
- Education and information sessions
Types of treatment and management choices
- Bladder retraining
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Bowel management programs
- Toileting programs
- Urinary catheter related care
- Containment/management advice and access
Where are services provided?
The Community Continence Service holds clinics at various Community Health Centres in Southern Tasmania and provides home visits.
How to make a booking?
You can access this service by:
- self referral, telephone (03) 6282 0760
- a friend of family member can contact on your behalf, with your consent or
- a doctor or health care worker can contact us on your behalf, with your consent.
Service Location Details
Clarence Integrated Care Centre
16-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park
8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays
General Phone Number
Phone: (03) 6282 0760, Fax: (03) 6282 0762