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Children’s Continence

For Patients and Visitors

At Northern Health Craigieburn, we offer a Children’s Continence Service that specialises in the management of bladder and/or bowel dysfunction in children without a disability.

The service aims to support children :

  • who are 3-16 years of age.
  • with bladder and/or bowel problems -including – constipation and faecal incontinence (soiling) -, toilet refusal/avoidance , toilet training, daytime urinary incontinence (wetting) or urinary frequency/urgency and bed wetting.
  • to have increased independence and/or improved quality of life.

By providing a comprehensive continence assessment, education, management of continence issue and ongoing support.

What can I expect from the service?

The Continence Support Service can provide:

  • a Continence Nurse Consultant to undertake a detailed assessment and develop an individualised plan
  • ongoing -management of continence issue
  • education and support for families and carers

What do I bring/need for my appointment?

Medicare card

Copies of any previous investigations e.g. xrays, blood or urine tests

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for this service

Contact us

For referrals or enquiries regarding this service please contact the Community Access Service team

Free Call:      1300 128 539

Fax:                9495 3510

Email:           CommunityAccesshelpdesk@nh.org.au


For Health Professionals

Service Overview

Overall summary of the Continence Service:

  • The clinicians working within the Continence Service specialise in the management of bladder and/or bowel dysfunction.
  • The service provides assessment, diagnosis, management, education and support to improve continence for clients.
  • The service will also provide consultancy, education and support to carers, relatives and professional service providers.

What can be provided:

  • Comprehensive continence assessment
  • Client and carer education – and ongoing support in relation to continence issue
  • Bladder retraining programs, -Enuresis assessment and management, toileting programs, bowel regulation programs.


Inclusion criteria:

Children aged between 3-16 years

Exclusion criteria:

Children with a disability and/or NDIS plan.

Children under 3 years of age.

Children less than 6 ½ if being referred for Enuresis.

How to Refer:

For referrals or enquiries regarding this service please contact the Community Access Service team

Free Call:      1300 128 539

Fax:                9495 3510

Email:           CommunityAccesshelpdesk@nh.org.au

Alternative service options:

There is also Continence service for Children with disabilities available at Bundoora Extended care Centre. Please see here.