Bladder and Bowel Service

We are a service of specialist continence nurses who offer individuals with bladder and bowel problems assessment, treatment, advice and support.

We see individuals in clinics which are run at different venues on a regular basis across Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. Individuals with complex needs may be seen at home by a specialist nurse if they are unable to come into clinic.

An indwelling urinary catheter management, advice and support service is available for some identified individuals in Brighton and Hove (otherwise individuals are managed by the Integrated Primary Care Teams).

The service provides advice and education to other healthcare professionals, carers, families and the general public. We can also provide formal education.

We help with the following problems plus many more:

  • Constipation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Needing to go to the toilet frequently
  • Intermittent catheterisation


Brighton, East Sussex, Hove, West Sussex

How To Access

Please see accepted referral types

Referrals can be made by:

  • Post or by fax using a referral form (Health care professionals)
  • Letter
  • Telephone

Contact Details

Brighton and Hove Office
Hilary Chiffins, lead specialist continence nurse
Bladder and Bowel Service
Hove Polyclinic
Nevill Avenue
Hove BN3 7HY
Tel: 01273 265912
Fax 01273 242245

Worthing Office
Team Leader
Bladder and Bowel Service
2nd Floor
Southfield House
11 Liverpool Gardens
Worthing BN11 1RY
Tel: 01273 265855
Fax: 01273 254287

Haywards Heath Office
Team Leader
Haywards Heath Health Centre
Heath Road
Haywards Heath RH16 3BB
Tel: 01444 475807
Fax: 014444 475782

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9am to 5pm

How to find us

The service has outreach clinics across the whole of Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. Please phone one of the offices and we will be able to give you information about the clinic nearest to you. We have information about how to get to all of our clinics including parking information, directions of how to get there including which buses to take.

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