Bladder, bowel and pelvic health services in Lewisham

Patient and Nurse

The bladder, bowel and pelvic health service will see referrals of men and women over the age of 18 who wish to receive specialist support and or advice with bladder, bowel and pelvic health problems.

Although rarely life-threatening, these health problems can seriously negatively impact on the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of affected individuals.


Which services are provided?

We provide an assessment and treatment service for a wide range of bladder, bowel and pelvic health issues such as:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Post-natal perineal trauma
  • Post natal bladder trauma
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Catheter issues
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Rectus diastasis (tummy gap)
  • Post-prostatectomy issues such as erectile dysfunction
     

Treatments offered include:

  • Advice and education
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Exercises
  • Bladder and bowel retraining
  • Catheterisation and teaching self-catheterisation
  • Trial without catheter
     

The service also offers:

  • Specialist advice and support to care homes and wards, as well as other outpatient services
  • Advice and prescription of containment products where appropriate
  • Advice on pelvic health related products
  • Training for staff in pelvic health issues
  • Support with complex cases

 

Where are continence clinics provided?

Mondays and Tuesdays: Downham Health and Leisure Centre, 7-9 Mooreside Road, Bromley BR1 5EP

Wednesdays and Fridays: Waldron Health Centre, Suite 9 Amersham Vale, New Cross, SE14 6LD

Thursdays: Blue Zone University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6LH



How can you get a referral?

Patients with a Lewisham GP can refer themselves by emailing the adult community referral centre: LH.adultreferrals@nhs.net.


How can you contact the service?

E: LH.adultreferrals@nhs.net

T: 020 8314 7777