Specialist Continence Service

Who are we?

The Belfast Specialist Continence Service is a small team of Specialist Nurse, Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants, which provides Continence assessment and individualised treatment and management for people who have bladder or bowel problems, attain continence where possible and alleviate symptoms.

If incontinence cannot be cured, it can be better managed!

Our Aims are

  • To deliver quality, timely and relevant services to people with bladder and bowel issues in a confidential, private and effective way.
  • To support individuals, carers and families.
  • To give training and education to Health Care Professionals and Care Workers.
  • To be a resource for information and advice.

Our Continence Service provides

  • Individualised Continence Assessment and Review Clinics.
  • Home Visits can be arranged for those who are house bound.
  • Bladder and bowel management.
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises.
  • Referrals to Continence Physiotherapy if required
  • Bladder retraining.
  • Lifestyle changes to improve symptoms.
  • Dietary advice.
  • Containment product provision if required.
  • Home delivery service.
  • Catheter management – short and long-term catheter care.
  • Intermittent catheterisation.
  • Bladder scanning.
  • In-service training for Trust Staff.
  • Liaison with GP, Urology and Uro-Gynae Departments Trust wide and with the South Eastern Trust.


Accessing the Service

Our service is accessed through an open referral system – GP, self-referral, referral from other carer’s or family members, healthcare professionals, allied health care professionals from acute, primary and community settings by phoning the:

Belfast Call Management Centre’s

North & West Belfast
South and East Belfast    
 028 9063 5300
 028 9056 5565

For continence, queries or appointments to ANY clinic please contact us on 028 9504 2378
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Excluding Bank Holidays


Our Continence Clinics:

South and East Belfast Locality

Arches Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
Knockbreda Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
Bradbury Wellbeing and Treatment Centre

North and West Belfast Locality

Beech Hall Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
Carlisle Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
Grove Wellbeing and Treatment Centre

Contact details

BHSCT Specialist Continence Service
Arches Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
1 Westminster Avenue North

Tel: 028 95042378