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East Lancashire Hospitals Trust NHS Bowel and Bladder Service


East Lancashire Hospitals Trust NHS Community Bowel and Bladder Service is a specialist nurse-led tier 2 NHS service providing assessment and treatment for adults and children and young people (age 4 years and over) who have complex and persistent bladder and bowel conditions.

The service supports and promotes physical and emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people who have medium to long-term bladder and bowel problems. 

The service aims to promote continence to ensure that optimum health, hygiene and developmental goals are achieved.

The service offers a range of expertise in bladder and bowel conditions including:
• Chronic constipation
• Faecal incontinence
• Hirschsprung's disease/ano-rectal malformations
• Daytime enuresis
• Nocturnal enuresis
• Neuropathic bladder and bowel conditions
• Continence management systems
• Toilet training advice for children with special needs

Interventions could range from a one-off session to on-going support and involvement with the service depending on the presenting problem.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Accrington Victoria Hospital
01254 359129

Where to go

Accrington Victoria Hospital
Haywood Road

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

The child or young person can be referred into the service if they are experiencing bladder and bowel problems by professionals, family, carers or through self-referral.
Initial assessment of need will be completed by a school nurse and they will begin initial treatment. Where treatment is unsuccessful, or needs are complex, referral into the Continence Service will be accepted.
The team can be contacted directly to gain advice, support or signposting. The service can be accessed free of charge.  Waiting lists exist however individual needs are reviewed at referral and allocated for initial assessment accordingly.

Other notes

Contacts for further information

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer

Contact Name
Accrington Victoria Hospital
Contact Telephone
01254 359129
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
11-16 years
16-19 years