Continence Clinic

What is incontinence?
Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control which can be embarrassing and distressing. Urinary and faecal incontinence may have many underlying causes and should not be dismissed as part of the normal ageing process. One in four Australians are affected by an incontinence problem but many do not seek help. Recognition that this is a significant health issue has prompted the development of a variety of treatment and management strategies.

Information about continence can be found via-

The Continence Foundation of Australia website or helpline 1800 33 00 66

Victorian Continence Resource Centre website or Continence Advisory Service 1300 220 871

 

Continence Service Brochure

The Continence Clinic provides

  • Specialist assessment and diagnosis of bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Management which is goal-oriented and time-limited
  • Education and support for clients and carers
  • Assistance with selection of continence products and funding applications, where eligible

People who attend are 16 years old or over  and have bladder or bowel concerns including:

  • “Accidents” or leakage from the bladder or bowel
  • Increased frequency of urination or using the bowels
  • Urgency – needing to rush when using the bladder or bowels
  • Constipation or difficulties emptying the bowels
  • Needing to get up to the toilet at night more than twice
  • Difficulties emptying the bladder
  • Pelvic floor issues or dysfunction

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Peter James Centre

Address
Mahoneys Road Burwood East VIC 3151
Clinic is located via Entrance 2, Door B. Enter from Mahoneys Road.
Contact

Clinic:

P 9881 1843


Referrals:

P 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours
Monday- Friday, 9am - 4.30pm
Car Parking

Visiting car parking is available via the main entrance driveway of Mahoney’s Road.

Disabled parking is accessible via the main driveway.

Two-hour street parking is available surrounding the centre.

Public Transport
Bus service No. 732 Box Hill to Upper Ferntree Gully via Vermont South, Knox City and Mountain Gate Shopping Centre stops outside PJC on the Burwood Highway.
Tram service No. 75 (stop 72) from Vermont South to the City stops along Burwood Highway and is a five-minute walk to the centre.
For further public transport information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au

Yarra Ranges Health

Address
25 Market Street Lilydale VIC 3140
Contact

Clinic:

P: - 9091 8888

Referrals:

P 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours

Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 1pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Car Parking
Visiting car parking including disabled parking is available via the main entrance driveway. Parking is also available at Melba Park, located adjacent to Yarra Ranges Health.
Public Transport
Lilydale Railway Station is within a 10 minute walk of Yarra Ranges Health.
For further public transport information see ptv.vic.gov.au