Continence Service (in the community in Swindon and Shrivenham)

A specialist bladder and bowel assessment, treatment and management service.  

The Continence Service can offer advice and treatment for men and women with:

  • Bladder problems such as urgently and frequently needing to pass urine and not being able to get to the toilet in time
  • Leaking urine when coughing
  • Repeat urine infections
  • Bowel problems such as constipation or passing loose stools 

The service provides home visits to patients.

Clinics

General clinics take place at Eldene Health Centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; we will also shortly be starting a Friday clinic (please see also Catheter clinc below).

What to expect

During the appointment, the clinician will ask about the problems you are experiencing, your general health and medical history, and the medication you are taking.

We may need to examine you, test your urine and scan your bladder to check it is emptying fully.

This helps us to understand what you are coping with, and to find treatments and self-help solutions that will help you manage your bladder and bowel.

For a home visit, and if required in clinic, we often ask family to be present to support you.

Referral

Referral to this service can be via a health professional such as your GP, or you can refer yourself.

Location

We are based at Eldene Health Centre (please see Service locations).

Contact

Swindon Community Services
Continence Service
Eldene Health Centre
Colingsmead
Swindon
SN3 3RZ

Tel: 01793 696671
Fax: 01793 696682
Email: gwh.swindoncontinenceservice@nhs.net

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

There is an answer machine for messages outside of these hours.

Catheter clinic

These take place at Eldene Health Centre on Thursdays.

For full details please contact:

Community Nursing Teams
Tel: 01793 646436

 

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