Community Continence Service - North

Community Continence Service - North

We are trained and experienced nurses who help people with bladder and bowel problems.

What is incontinence?

  • Incontinence describes the involuntary loss of urine or faeces. There are several types of incontinence and many different causes.
  • Bladder and bowel control problems are common. More than 4.8 million Australians of all ages are affected.
  • Although incontinence is widespread, it is not normal and for some can lead to fear, anger, shame, anxiety and social isolation.
  • Help is available and many incontinence problems can be treated, managed and cured.

What services do we provide?

  • Assessment to determine the type of continence problems and the cause
  • Information about individual treatment and management choices
  • Education and support for people leaving hospital with a catheter
  • Assistance to access catheter, drainage and continence product supplies
  • Referrals to other Health Care Services if needed

Where are services provided?

  • In our interview room at Allambi Health Centre, 33-39 Howick Street, Launceston
  • Home visits for people who find it easier
  • At regular outreach Clinics

Clinic Locations:

How to make an appointment?

You can access this service by:

  • self referral, telephone (03) 6777 4604
  • a friend of family member can contact on your behalf, with your consent or
  • a doctor or health care worker can contact us on your behalf, with your consent.

All referrals are triaged and appointments are prioritised based on clinical need.

Service Location Details

Allambi Health Centre
33-39 Howick Street, Launceston

Opening Hours

8.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays

General Phone Number

Phone: (03) 6777 4604, Fax: (03) 6777 5252