Health bus in Doncaster to discuss bladder and bowel problems

Health Bus raising awareness of bladder and bowel problems.
Health Bus raising awareness of bladder and bowel problems.

Staff from a Cantley-based health service are planning a week-long campaign to raise awareness of bladder and bowel problems in Doncaster.

The Continence Health Advisory Service will take the Health Bus (pictured) to Lakeside Shopping and Retail Outlet from Monday July 13 to Friday 17, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. They will provide people with information about ways to cure or manage bladder and bowel control problems, and specialist medical staff will be on hand to offer discreet advice and support.

Continence sister, Donna-Marie Atkinson, said: “Bladder and bowel problems are extremely common and can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender.

“Despite this, people often feel embarrassed to talk about them and suffer in silence.

“With the right support most problems can be cured or managed effectively, so that’s why we’re going out to Lakeside to give shoppers a chance to pop onto the bus and have a chat with us and pick up information.”

Anyone is welcome to call in to the bus at Lakeside, but if someone needs help now, or would prefer to speak to a member of the team by phone, they can refer themselves directly by ringing (01302) 379510.

The Continence Health Advisory Service is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).