Urinary incontinence services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9845 1462

Fax: (02) 9845 1491

Children with bedwetting or urinary incontence can be referred by a GP or paediatrician to clinics at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

We hold weekly clinics to assess and manage children who have bedwetting or daytime wetting.

Referrals and appointments

Doctor referrals can be faxed to (02) 9845 1491 and parents will be contacted about their appointment.

There is often a long clinic waiting time and it is recommended that children seek help from their GP or paediatrician while waiting.

Patients are seen by a team of paediatrician, nurse , physiotherapist and psychologist in the clinic.

Clinics

Bedwetting clinic

The Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) Clinic is primarily for children older than six years of age who have ongoing problems with bedwetting. Children younger than six who are toilet trained but have ongoing problems with daytime wetting are also seen.

Patients need to be referred by their doctor.

Children attending the clinic will be assessed by a paediatrician and may also undergo simple tests of their voiding (uroflow and post void bladder scans). They will be prescribed a treatment program specific for the child's problem. The child will be required to attend follow up appointments as necessary. 

The clinic is held on Thursdays at Bandaged Bear Clinics, Outpatients Level 2, Children's Hospital Main Building.

Bladder Clinic

Children with daytime wetting and bedwetting can also be referred to the Bladder Clinic, which is held on a Wednesday morning at Suite 16, Children's Hospital Medical Centre, ph: (02) 9845 0782.

Consultant: Dr Patrina Caldwell

Alarm Clinic

Phone:

(02) 9845 2525

Fax:

(02) 9845 0566

Location:

Thursday afternoons, Outpatients, Level 2

Paediatricians who are affiliated with The Children's Hospital at Westmead can refer children to the Alarm Clinic directly for the hire of a bed-wetting alarm and pad. The cost is $75 for three months with $100 deposit which is refunded when the equipment is returned clean and in good working order.

The purpose of this clinic is primarily to provide bed-wetting alarm equipment. If the equipment is not effective within three months, the patient is sent back to the referring paediatrician for further investigation.