Visiting Continence Nurse to Robinvale District Health Services

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Visiting Continence Nurse to Robinvale District Health Services

Did you know that we have a visiting Continence Nurse to our Health and Wellbeing Centre? If you or a family member requires assistance in this area you can self refer – no GP referral required.

To book an appointment in Robinvale please phone Sunraysia Community Health on 5021 7698.

Clinic dates are

  • Monday 28th November 2016
  • Monday 19th December 2016
  • Monday 23rd January 2017
  • Monday 20th February 2017

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).

Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons. Incontinence can be treated and managed.  In many cases it can also be cured.

Think you might have a problem?

If you experience bladder or bowel problems, but are not sure if you should seek help, try the questionnaire below.

Bladder and bowel questionnaire

  • Do you sometimes feel you have not completely emptied your bladder?
  • Do you have to rush to use the toilet?
  • Are you frequently nervous because you think you might lose control of your bladder or bowel?
  • Do you wake up twice or more during the night to go to the toilet?
  • Do you sometimes leak before you get to the toilet?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you lift something heavy, sneeze, cough or laugh?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you exercise or play sport?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you change from a seated or lying position to a standing position?
  • Do you strain to empty to bowel?
  • Do you sometimes soil your underwear?
  • Do you plan your daily routine around where the nearest toilet is?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may have a bladder or bowel control problem.

(Source www.continence.org.au)

The Robinvale District Health Services acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land.

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