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Community Paediatric Continence Service - Portsmouth

The Children's Continence Service sees children from the age of 2-19 with soiling, constipation, day wetting and night wetting. They also support children with additional needs with toileting support.

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Southampton, Portsmouth, and West Hampshire:

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Referral criteria

Our service accepts referrals for:

  • Nocturnal (night time) Enuresis (wetting)
  • Diurnal (day time) Enuresis (wetting)                                                                     
  • Dysuria                                                                                                
  • Frequency and urgency of micturition                                                                                   
  • Constipation                                                                                     
  • Faecal Incontinence (soiling)


The age ranges accepted by the service 

  • Children/young people aged 2 to 19 years with constipation and soiling, 4 to 19 years with day wetting, frequency and urgency, and 5 to 19 years with night wetting.
  • Young people with learning difficulties can be seen up to the age of 25 years.

The following referrals should continue to be sent to hospital:


  • Hypertension
  • Haematuria
  • Proteinuria


Full service description

The Children's Continence Service is a Nurse Led Service covering clinics at Battenburg in Portsmouth. The Team at present comprises of one Specialist Children’s Continence Nurse. Advice support and care is provided both on a face to face basis within a clinical setting, as well as by phone contact.

A full bladder and bowel assessment is carried out when seen in clinic and an individual care package will be implemented following this.

The aim of the service is to provide a locality based multi-disciplinary team approach offering assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management for families with a child or young person with continence problems.

Please click on the links below to see information regarding our Portsmouth pathway:

Care pathway fro constipation and soiling

Care Pathway for Day Wetting

Care Pathway for Night Wetting

Referral method

  • Referrals will be accepted from all healthcare professionals including: consultants (acute and community) GP’s, health visitors and school nurses and those from social services.
  • Parents can re-refer themselves if it is within six months of their discharge

Please click here for our referral form.



Contact Information

0300 123 3797

Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Flloor, William MacLeod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday 8:30am - 4;30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

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Phone: 0300 123 3919

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Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.