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Continence Clinic

Bladder and bowel problems can affect people at any age and we take a multidisciplinary approach to assess and help you manage continence issues.

Our team includes a continence nurse consultant, medical specialist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

The service is available to adults and children who live in Gippsland and are experiencing bladder and bowel dysfunction.

You will receive a comprehensive assessment, clinical diagnosis and tests to determine how well your bladder and bowel functions.

There are numerous management strategies to assist you including bladder retraining, pelvic muscle rehabilitation, bowel management and toileting programs.

Our specialists also offer advice on the use of continence aids and how to live with incontinence problems. 

 

Referral process

Referral isn't necessary although some people may be referred from the hospital, community service providers and agencies.

 

Assessment

Your first appointment will take about 1 hour with follow-up appointments about 30 minutes.

 

Contact details

Continence Clinic at Latrobe Regional Hospital Specialist Clinics, 158-160 Princes Street, Traralgon (former Traralgon hospital site), phone 5173 8822.

The Specialist Clinics are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and closed on public holidays.

 

 

Health Independence Programs

Our Health Independence Programs offer continuing care to help you achieve your best health outcome. Their goal is to improve and maintain your ability to live independently in the community.

Many of our programs and clinics fall under our Sub-Acute Ambulatory Care Service (SACS).

These programs help people with a physical disability, illness, injury or who are frail, recover or achieve the maximum function to live independently. The programs also help people with newly diagnosed or developing conditions and chronic illnesses.

A SACS program may be delivered at a specialty clinic, Latrobe Regional Hospital or in your home.

 

SACS programs and clinics:

  • Community Rehabilitation Services (CRS)
  • Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS)
  • Continence Clinic
  • Falls and Balance Clinic
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS)

 

Looking for a way to support our community this Christmas?

Proceeds from this year's Christmas Giving Appeal will be used to purchase humidifier machines for our Critical Care Unit. These machines work with oxygen systems to help our patients to breathe easier. 

Can you help us reach the $36,000 target? Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your support!

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10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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