Bladder and Bowel Service

The Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service provides professional advice, guidance and information on the management of bladder and bowel continence.

The Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service also provides treatment of faecal and urinary incontinence including enuresis and related bladder and bowel problems in children and adults.
The service is based from St Austell Community Hospital but clinics are provided from community hospital outpatient departments or health clinics.

What do the Bladder and Bowel Service provide?

We believe that everyone has the right to be content whenever this is achievable. We will work with other healthcare professionals to ensure you get the best help available.

  • Accidental leakage from the bladder or bowel (incontinence) is very common. There are many types of incontinence, such as:
  • having to rush to the toilet and not always getting there in time
  • wetting yourself when you cough, sneeze or jump (stress incontinence)
  • wetting the bed (adults or children)
  • leaking from the bowel

If you suffer from one or more of these, please make an appointment with your GP. To help you identify your symptoms, complete a bladder and/or a bowel symptom profile, you can take this with you to your GP appointment. On occasions, it may be necessary to refer you to other services.

Contact Information

The Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service is based in St Austell Community Hospital.
(01726) 873095[tel}

Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service Information

Advice for Over Active Bladder
Bladder Diary instructions
Bladder Diary for 24 hours
Bladder symptom profile
Bowell symptom profile
Pelvic floor muscles for men
Pelvic floor muscles for women
Development of a continence care checklist
Inspecting Continence Care Checklist

Urology Awareness Blog


If you need more information you can visit:

Bladder & Bowel Community
ERIC, Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
Bladder and Bowel UK