Community continence service
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
Types of treatment and management choices
- Bladder retraining
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Bowel management programs
- Toileting programs
- Urinary catheter related care
- Containment/management advice and access
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
- St Helens District Hospital
- St Mary’s Community Health Centre
- Campbell Town Health and Community Centre
- Deloraine District Hospital
- Scottsdale NESM Hospital
- George Town Hospital and Community Centre
- Beaconsfield District Health Service
Opening hours: 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays
Clarence Integrated Care Centre
16-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park
The Community Continence Service holds clinics at various Community Health Centres in Southern Tasmania and provides home visits.
- Clarence Integrated Care Centre, 16-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park
- Lower Statton Clinic, Repat Centre, 90 Davey Street, Hobart
- Kingston Community Health Centre; 6 Goshawk Way, Kingston
- Sorell Community Health Centre; 57 Cole Street, Sorell
- New Norfolk community Health Centre; 3 Richmond Street, New Norfolk
- Huonville Community Health Centre; 7-9 Sale Street, Huonville
- Glenorchy Community Health Centre; 404-408 Main Road, Glenorchy
- Spring Bay Community Health Centre, 3 Melbourne Street, Triabunna
8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays
How to make an appointment?
You can access this service by:
- self-referral, via telephone - see contact numbers below.
- 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.
Contact details for referrals
Phone: 03 6777 4604
Fax: 03 6777 5252
Phone: 03 6166 5760
Fax: 03 6282 0762