Bladder and Bowel Service

Bowel and Bladder Services

Bowel and Bladder assessment can be accessed via the 0-19 Service (School Nursing). Parents/Carers can self-refer to this service for toilet training advice. The single point of contact telephone number is 03000031918.

A level 1 assessment can then lead into the services of a bowel and bladder specialist nurse.

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 be referred via 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

 

Toilet 

Changing places toilets can be accessed in many areas. A hoist is available with use of own sling. INTU shopping centres (locally Eldon Square and Metrocentre) require two forms of ID to register for access one must be photographic and one must show proof of address. (parent/care ID not the young person’s)
• http://www.changing-places.org/

Radar key can be bought and used for any key disabled toilet
• https://www.radarkeys.org/

 

Is your child ready to toilet train leaflet

https://www.bbuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ready-or-not-Toilet-training-children-with-additional-needs.pdf

 

Alarm help to support toilet training programme

https://www.bbuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Using-a-wetting-alarm-for-toilet-training.pdf

 

 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

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

Information how to complete toilet 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

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

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

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 information
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 Constipation in Infants and Toddlers

http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Understanding-childhood-constipation-in-Infants-and-Toddlers.pdf

 

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.pdf

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=f87d5b50-cde9-45ff-8d08-87adaa1b2f69

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

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

Toilet training booklet for parents
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Understanding-getting-ready-potty-training.pdf

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

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

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

Toilet Training Children with Autism and Related Conditions – Information for Parents
http://www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Information-for-parents-re-toilet-training-children-with-ASD.pdf

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

Guidance for the provision of continence containment products to children and young people: A consensus document

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

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

Potty Training Reward Chart;

ERIC’s Potty Training Reward Chart

https://www.milestones.org/files/assets/toilettrainingkitprintable2017.pdf

 

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