Incontinence is a common problem for all ages, and whenever it occurs it can be distressing and embarrassing, greatly undermining quality of life, impinging on the independence and dignity of the individual. The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board continence service aims to assist and support those who suffer the indignity and embarrassment of incontinence. In order to meet these aims the Continence service employs a team of Nurses who are skilled Specialists in this area and can offer conservative treatments, advice and support for individuals experiencing bladder and/or bowel symptoms. This service is provided for adults and children, both male and female in line with the Continence Service Policy and Referral Criteria.
To promote continence wherever possible
To provide quality management of incontinence and bladder and bowel problems in line with National
To meet the needs of people requiring continence care
To undertake research and to use research evidence in the delivery of continence care
To treat people locally in accessible nurse led clinics and avoid unnecessary hospital admission
To train and educate other health care professionals in continence promotion