Continence Nursing Service - East

What service is offered?

Provided by East Coast Community Health (CIC), this is a service across Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (HealthEast).

Children can be referred to the service from the age four years up for a continence assessment with a confirmed diagnosis. All children will be offered a three month toilet training course which needs to be completed before prescription products are issued.

It aims to provide a local, accessible service to reduce the incidence of bladder and bowel dysfunction by the provision of comprehensive and effective assessment, treatment, advice and review. The service aims to promote toilet training and where possible to achieve full continence.

Clinics are held in several sites around the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.  Great Yarmouth children are usually offered an appointment at Newberry Clinic, Gorleston and the John Grant School, Caister. Children will be offered an annual review at a local clinic.

An assessment will be completed by a qualified practitioner and a plan of care developed to meet the identified needs.  Care and support may relate to: toileting, supply of prescription continence products, day and night-time wetting, constipation, soiling and general advice and information. 

Children/young people will be reassessed based on their clinical need.  All those receiving the home delivery pad service will be reviewed each year.

How to contact us?

Shrublands Health Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BP

Tel: 01493 809977

Fax: 01493 418222


How to refer to us?

Great Yarmouth enquiries are made to the Shrublands team by contact details above.  A referral form is available for parents or professionals to refer for an assessment.

In Waveney, families can call their health visitor on the numbers above.

How does the service change between Children’s Services and Adult Services?

The continence service is provided to children and adults.

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