The Trust

Bladder and Bowel

COVID – 19:  During the pandemic we have currently stopped all face to face appointments and are phoning parents to review their children.

If your child is due a clinic appointment, you should still receive an appointment letter, but it will be for a phone appointment. 

During the pandemic, we are managing the appointments within our service.  If you have any queries about your child’s phone appointment, please phone the office on 01625 663337.  If it goes through to voicemail, please let us know your child’s name, date of birth and the best number to contact you on, as well as a short message to explain the reason for your call.

Alternatively, you can email our service using the email address:

ecn-tr.bladderandbowelspecialistservice@nhs.net

We will update this web page when the situation changes.

 

Who we are

The Children’s Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service consists of two Paediatric nurses who are experienced in children’s continence issues. We are a community based service, with an office at Macclesfield District General Hospital. 

We work Monday – Friday, excluding bank holidays.

We hold clinics at Waters Green Medical Centre, Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Knutsford District Community Hospital and Handforth Clinic.  We also see some children and young people in school or at home if their needs require this.

Referral criteria

To access our service the child or young person must have an East Cheshire GP.

We provide assessment, treatment, support and advice to children and young people from age 4 to 19 years with the following issues:

  • Daytime wetting or bladder issues such as frequency and urgency
  • Constipation and soiling
  • Children with night time wetting can be referred to our service from the age of 5 years
  • Children over the age of 4 years who are not toilet trained
  • Children who are currently unable to become toilet trained: following a thorough assessment and usually a toilet training programme, we are able to prescribe continence products for children over the age of 4 years who fit the criteria for requiring continence products

How to access our service

Children and young people must be referred by a healthcare professional, with the parent/carer’s consent.

Health Visitors and School Nurses are able to give healthy bladder and bowel advice and may ask for the child to make an appointment with the GP, if there is any suspicion that there is a urine infection, the child is constipated, the child needs medication prescribing in the interim period between referral and an initial assessment, or there is an acute problem which needs dealing with urgently.

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Contact Details

Telephone: 01625 663337

Email: ecn-tr.bladderandbowelspecialistservice@nhs.net

Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service
First Floor
New Alderley House
Macclesfield district General Hospital
Victoria Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 3BL

Useful Contacts

https://www.eric.org.uk/
https://www.bbuk.org.uk/