The service is primarily for special needs children who require
help and support with toilet training including daytime wetting,
constipation and soiling
At the initial assessment, information and advice is given on
helping the child acquire toileting skills including routines and
recommended fluid intake. Families will be informed how to access a
provision of nappies, if appropriate to the child's needs
Other help includes workshops on toilet training; advice on
intermittent self-catheterisation; visual symbols, reward charts
and care plans; telephone advice; liaison with education and social
services staff and follow up assessments.
Night time wetting only (these patients should be referred to
the Enuretic Service at Union Street Clinic in Bedford or Liverpool
Road Health Centre in Luton)
Constipation and soiling experienced by children in mainstream
education - these children should initially be seen by the School
Nurse (see SEPT 0-19 teams) and if the problem persists, they
should be referred to the Bowel Clinic at the Child Development
Centre, Kempston, Bedford or Edwin Lobo Centre in Luton.
Patient Support Group ERIC, available at www.eric.org.uk is a UK-based
charity for people who are affected by bedwetting. The charity's
website provides useful information and advice for both children
ERIC also has a telephone helpline - 0845 370 8008, open
weekdays from 10am to 4pm.