Incontinence affects all ages and both sexes and people of every social and economic level. It is estimated that 15-30% of people over the age of 60 years have incontinence problems.
Women are twice as likely as men to have this condition. Incontinence does increase with age but is not inevitable. It can be treatable and often curable at all ages.
The aims of BABS are as follows:
- to provide specialist continence advice, assessment, treatment, and management for complex cases
- to provide continence training and support for health care professionals and for those professionals who assess patients for containment pads
- to enable patients with urinary and faecal incontinence to improve their lifestyles and maintain their independence
- to further develop pathways of care using evidence-based practices: ensuring that they are implemented, regularly updated and available to relevant health care professionals
- to provide a high-quality containment pad home delivery service to patients within their own homes and care homes when all other options have been assessed
Your care team
The Bladder and Bowel Service is based at:
2 Ballingry Road
Tel: 01592 869924
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