Newcastle Hospitals Community Health

Continence service

Incontinence can have devastating social consequences for those affected and their carers, which can result in psychological and social problems.

Incontinence is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying cause. With the right care it is often cured, improved or better-managed which helps people to retain their dignity and independence.

Many people have bladder or bowel needs, but are not sure how to access help. Newcastle Community Continence Service provides assessments for adults with bladder or bowel needs.

We offer assessment clinics focusing on  adult bladder and bowel problems both at the Kenton Centre and the Molineux Centre, as well as visits to patients' homes. 

Where will I receive the service?

If you have bladder or bowel needs and require advice or help from a trained nurse or specialist, you can receive this service:

  • in your own home, if you are house-bound
  • in a care home
  • within a clinic or GP surgery.

How do I access the service?

If you have bladder or bowel needs, please speak to your health or social care professional who will be able to refer you to the right service. You can access our service via your:

  • GP
  • Public Health School Nurse
  • District Nurse
  • CLDT (Community Learning Disability Team)
  • Social Worker
  • Specialist Nurse
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist


Alternatively, you can call us directly for an appointment.

More information

Contact us

For more details about our Continence Service, please contact us at:

Walkergate Clinic
45 Scrogg Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Tel: 0191 282 6308
  • Fax: 0191 276 2462


You can get more information on a range of continence issues at:

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