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Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Clinic

We offer a comprehensive service for women of all ages who suffer with bladder and bowel incontinence, and prolapse of the genital organs, working in tandem with the Wirral Integrated Continence Service.

In addition we provide a tertiary level service for women with recurrent prolapsed and we are a national training centre for reconstructive and pelvic floor surgery.

Services Available

  • Urinary incontinence, including urinary frequency and urgency
  • Urodynamics Investigations and treatments
  • Follow-up of women who have had third or fourth degree tears with or without bowel symptoms
  • Pelvic organ prolapse, which may give women symptoms of dragging in the pelvic area, difficulty emptying bladder or bowel, general discomfort in the vaginal area.

Routine investigations
The first appointment includes a number of questions to establish the extent of the problem. An internal examination may be performed with full consent. If there is thought to be a bladder problem urodynamics investigations may be performed by a specialist nurse. A toilet connected to a computer is used to analyse how well your bladder is functioning.

Possible treatments involve pelvic floor exercises and bladder and bowel training, carried out by the physiotherapist and clinical nurse specialist either on an individual basis or in group settings. There are a number of different medications and in some cases surgery may provide the solution to your problem.

Appointments

Patients should be referred directly to this service by their GP or other health professional.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

How to contact us:

For general enquiries please contact Carol Dean, Clinical Nurse Specialist 0151 604 7212 or the Wirral Integrated Continence Service via your G.P.

Where are we based?

Clinics are held in the women’s outpatient department on the ground floor of the Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital and urodynamics investigations are performed in the Gynaecology Treatment Centre (GTC) on the first floor.

Key Staff

Mr Mark Doyle Consultant Gynaecologist with special interest in urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Miss Carol Dean - Clinical Nurse Specialist