"The service they are now able to provide is very reduced and not helpful"
About: Bromley Healthcare / Bladder and bowel management (continence) Bromley Healthcare Bladder and bowel management (continence) BR2 9JG
Posted by Frustrated Mother (as ),
My sons have been seen at the Enuresis Clinic over several years, the older one now successfully dry at night, the second one, still wet.
The service has recently been passed over to another team and is under the Bladder and Bowel Clinic. The staff I see are the same and very pleasant but unfortunately the service they are now able to provide is very reduced and not helpful, and I suspect due to management who are not actively aware of the impact of changes they implement on the front line.
Appointments are now no longer possible out of school hours, which is not helpful when the child has regular follow-up appointments every 6 weeks, meaning they are regularly having to miss teaching.
Alarms are now no longer provided, when these were very successful with our older child becoming dry within a fortnight, after the use of an alarm.
I understand this is due to patients not returning the alarm. We did and it seems unfair that those who play by the rules are penalised. Couldn't a deposit system be created to encourage return?
We were offered medication, but this seems a more invasive method, when the child had signs of some dry nights, hence it isn't the lack of a hormone causing wetness.