We aim to provide excellent, evidence-based continence assessment and management to outpatients.
Our continence clinic aims to provide support and assistance to patients who suffer from urinary or faecal incontinence, and their families or carers. Statistics show that more than 70 per cent of patients can significantly benefit from very simple interventions.
Our services include:
- assessment and plan of care
- conservative management
- education regarding good bladder habits – fluids, diet
- pelvic muscles exercises
- bladder drill and deferment techniques
- teaching intermittent self-catheterisation, IDC care, self-dilatation etc
- information on aids and appliances as well as samples
- follow up as necessary.
If you’re not in hospital, you will need a referral from your GP to see us. If the problem is urgent, visit your nearest Emergency Department.
We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.
Information for health professionals
Patients with the following should be referred to the Continence Service:
- urinary incontinence
- urinary retention
- faecal incontinence
Information for GPs
Phone Switchboard on 9431 3333 (ask for the Continence Clinic)
Referrals should be faxed or posted to the Continence Clinic. We accept referrals from GPs, other hospitals and external specialists.