Bowel and Bladder Services

Gateshead Children bladder and bowel service consists of a specialist nurse Michelle Newton who is trained to support individuals with bladder and bowel problems.

http://www.stft.nhs.uk/repository/documents/uploaded/1476866093_National%20Charity%20Award.pdf

The Bladder and bowel service offers a confidential, friendly service for all ages (0-19) and enables a smooth transition into adult care.
A comprehensive bladder and bowel assessment is carried out and a treatment programme tailored to suit your child/ young person individual need is developed.

Common areas of concern may include:

  • Persistent bedwetting/ getting up a number of times in the night to use the toilet
  • Persistent constipation and or soiling
  • Leaking urine on coughing, exercising or laughing
  • Frequent need to rush to use the toilet to pass urine (more than seven times a day)
  • Feeling the need to constantly go to the toilet to pass urine
  • Day time wetting (Delay in developing toilet training skills over four years old)
  • Specialist advise on toileting aids equipment and containment products

You can refer your child into the service by calling the telephone number: 0191 4458417 (8:30-4:30) .You can also be referred to us by your Doctor, Health Visitor/School Nurse or any other Health Professional involved in your or your child’s care.

Address:
Bladder and Bowel Service
Bensham Hospital
Saltwell Road
Gateshead
NE8 4YL

Useful Links:

Healthy Bladder
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Promoting-Healthy-Bladders-1.pdf

Healthy Bowel

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Promoting-Healthy-Bowels.pdf

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=dc253d91-a28b-47ef-a288-92cebb0add76

Understanding bed wetting in children with down syndrome and other learning disability leaflet
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Understanding-Bedwetting-for-Children-with-Downs-Other-LD.pdf

Pictures for bed wetting
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bedwetting-information-picture-cards.pdf

Bed wetting information
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bedwetting.pdf

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=4a7167f2-50df-4855-baba-30f02ab1fd26

Teenage Bedwetting

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=49012141-49ad-4e0a-8e1b-6abcbce07dfb

Night’s away advice for bedwetting

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=f33748a4-818a-4c98-b023-4dbfd7e5c11c

Medication for bed wetting -desmopressin
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Desmomelt-2013-revised-and-updated-2017.pdf

Hirschsprung dieasease
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A5-2016-Understanding-Hirschprungs-Disease1.pdf

Information how to complete charts
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BASELINE-toileting-chart-instructions-revised-2016.pdf

Chart
Poo: https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=0e6361d4-b887-43c9-8793-85eb00f1686c

Input/Output: https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=acaa54de-12ad-4e02-9e84-60013d7f855f

Drinking : https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=3d8cb443-edc2-4f63-a9a2-a14a023007e8

Toiletinghttps://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=13261050-213f-4680-a252-da84e70f785a

Bladder/Bowel/Nappyhttps://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=e5411211-d238-4003-927a-46a613aafec4

Healthy bladder and bowel
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Promoting-Healthy-Bowels.pdf

Adult learning disability constipation information
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Booklet-for-people-with-LD-and-constipation.pdf

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Understanding-constipation-in-people-with-learning-difficulties-for-review.pdf

Constipation child
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Talk-About-Constipation.pdf

Constipation parent information
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Understanding-childhood-constipation-leaflet-advice-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=8dddd643-9461-413f-a74a-6c3e652a1954

Understanding Toilet Refusal – the child who will only poo in a nappy Information for families

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Understanding-Toilet-refusal-the-child-that-will-only-poo-in-a-nappy.pdf

Medication for constipation –Movicol and preparation

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Macrogols.pd

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=2b77da4b-077f-4798-bdda-7b8f65e4173c

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=c2848533-e999-41fa-a63a-439f7c13104b

Day time bladder problems

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=a728ba45-2374-4c28-b563-1c516b5a2df4

Toilet readiness

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=e55046e9-ac09-4783-9c74-07a29d5174ee

Toilet training booklet for parents
https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=202c5144-c663-48e9-9bf2-4347699f3886

Information Sheet on Toilet Training Children with Special Needs

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Information-sheet-re-Toilet-training-children-with-additional-needs.pdf

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=9b1c4466-ef97-436f-ad8a-9d53ffddb6a9

Guidance for parents/carers using disposable containment products (nappy, pull-ups, pads)

https://www.eric.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=68b829c1-4d05-4359-b0bf-4045d72046b6

Toilet training information for family
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Information-for-parents-re-toilet-training-children-with-ASD.pdf

Toilet training booklet for child
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A4-TALK-ABOUT-GOING-TO-THE-TOILET-2017-1.pdf

Products / assessment
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/final-Guidance-Paed-product-provision-doc.pdf

Guidelines for good practice
https://www.nice.org.uk/search?q=Children%20Continence

Other Useful Resources:

Book
The potty Journey- Guide to toilet training children with special needs, including Autism and Related disorders Judith A Coucouvanis AAPC publishing 2008

https://www.eric.org.uk/paediatric-continence-conference

http://www.stft.nhs.uk/repository/documents/uploaded/1476866093_National%20Charity%20Award.pdf

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