The Continence Support team at DPV Health assists children and adults with a disability, aged 6-65 years, who require assistance to become continent, or require access to continence products.
Our registered Continence Nurse can provide help to people of all ages and abilities, including assessment of continence needs for bladder or bowel, and ongoing training, management and support with continence products funded through your NDIS plan.
Your continence assessment and management includes:
- Comprehensive assessment and goal-setting by a qualified Continence Nurse consultant
- Ongoing follow-up and annual review
- Advice and approval on other funding options
- Professional advice regarding various disposable and washable continence products, including nappies and bed protection
The benefits of our service include support for continence and social continence, access to strategies for training to become continent, ongoing management needs for bladder or bowel, and support with continence products funded through NDIS.
Our Continence Nurse consultant can assist you by utilising your strengths and providing carefully researched evidence-based practices. We exercise cultural competence and embrace diversity.
This service is accessible to children and adults (aged 6-65 years) who have a disability.
There are no fees for this service. It will be funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Please contact our Continence Nurse on telephone number 8301 6200 to discuss our services.
We accept referrals from your GP, paediatricians, specialists, Maternal and Child Health Nurse or other health professionals, early years educators, carers or family. All referrals must have parental or personal consent.
Health professionals are requested to send referrals by:
- E-referral via Connecting Care
- Fax 8339 9898
- Post to PO Box 197 Glenroy 3046
For current clients who would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception on 1300 234 263.
Please note, the following information is required at the time of referral:
- Child’s name
- Child’s date of birth
- Current address and telephone number
- Parent/caregiver’s names
- Reason for referral
- Any other relevant information
PLEASE NOTE: For successful social continence, your NDIA planner should allow for at least six (6) hours for a continence nurse assessment and follow-up nursing reviews for the planning year. Some children and adults who have greater continence needs will require more nursing time allocated over the year.
Interpreter services provided at no extra cost.