Children's Continence Team (West Sussex)

Our team consists of 3 Specialist Children's Continence Nurses with 2 Nursery Nurses and 1 Administrator.

Our service offers early identification, assessment and management of children and young people with continence problems. We can help with day wetting from the age of 4 years. and constipation and soiling from the age of 3 years. Advice for persistent night wetting can be offered following referral from the School Nurse Enuresis Clinic. Treatment plans can include healthy bladder and bowel routines, recommended medication and behavioural management techniques.

We offer clinic appointments throughout West Sussex and can also offer telephone support, home visits as appropriate, and attend school meetings.

Children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities can be referred from the age of 3 years for a full continence assessment, to identify toileting skills enabling a toileting programme to be developed and supported.

If a clinical need is identified assistance with product provision can be provided from the age of 4 years.

We manage the School Nurse Bedwetting/ Enuresis Service and offer training and support for School Nurses providing Enuresis Clinics throughout West Sussex.

Coverage

Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Emsworth, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey

How To Access

Children's Continence Team
We have an open referral policy accepting written and telephone referrals from all professionals, parents and carers.
Age criteria:
Children and young people
4 - 19 years day and night wetting
3 - 19 years constipation and soiling
3 - 19 years toileting skills/continence assessment for children with specific medical/learning needs.

Bedwetting/Enuresis clinics
We have an open referral policy accepting written and telephone referrals for the School Nurse Enuresis Clinics.
From 5 - 6 years initial advice is offered via the School Nurses team

The 3 Specialist Children's Continence Nurses hold continence clinics for these localities:

West area
Bognor/Chichester/Selsey/Emsworth/Midhurst/Petworth area:
Clinic held at The Child Development Centre, Westhampnett Rd, Chichester

South area
Shoreham/Lancing/Worthing/Littlehampton area:
Clinic held at The Child Development Centre, Worthing Hospital

North area
Billingshurst/Horsham/Crawley/East Grinstead area:
Clinic held at Jumbo Children's unit, Crawley Hospital

Mid Sussex area
Haywards Heath/Burgess Hill/Hassocks area:
Clinic held at The Child Development Centre, Nightingale Primary Care Centre, Haywards Heath

Contact Details

Julie Kennedy
Children's Continence Team Administrator
Unit 1, The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing Business Park
Lancing
BN15 8UW

Tel: 01273 242145
Email: SC-TR.ChildrensContinence@nhs.net
We are not an out of hours service

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
We are not an emergency service

How to find us

West area clinics are held at:
Chichester Nursery School Children & Family Centre,
St. James Road,
Chichester,
West Sussex,
PO19 7AB
Free parking available but restricted places
Telephone our team's office for all enquiries: 01273 242145

South area clinics are held at:
The Children's Centre
Worthing Hospital
Lyndhurst Road,
Worthing
BN11 2DH
Limited parking available - fees charged
Telephone our team's office for all enquiries: 01273 242145

North area clinics are held at:
5th floor, Crawley Hospital
West Green
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 7DH
Limited parking available - fees charged
Telephone our team's office for all enquiries: 01273 242145

Mid Sussex area clinics are held at:
2nd floor, Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 4BN
Free parking available - restricted spaces
Telephone our team's office for all enquiries: 01273 242145

School Nurse Enuresis Clinics are held in 8 locations:
Bognor
Chichester
Littlehampton
Worthing
Shoreham
Horsham
Crawley
Haywards Heath
Please contact your School Nurse for advice or contact our office for further information: 01273 242145

More information

Useful organisations for management of children's continence: