The fourth Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Saturday 10 September 2016. BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from our colorectal and uro-gynae teams.
Taking place between 10am and 3.30pm, at the Future Inn, Derriford, the event will include various talks by health specialists from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Guest speaker, Elaine Miller, has also been invited to speak. Elaine is a trained physiotherapist, who blends her expertise with stand-up comedy.
Ann Cornelius, Pelvic Floor Nurse, Colorectal Services, said: “We are so pleased with the response we have had so far to our events. This is now our fourth event and people are telling us that they really are making a difference to them, which is fantastic and is one of the main reasons why we set the event up in the first place.
“We know that quite often people cannot talk to others about the problems of urinary and faecal incontinence because they may feel embarrassed. It is not uncommon to meet people who have been experiencing symptoms for more than 10 years and even their nearest and dearest do not know the full extent of the problem. On many occasions, some very simple advice can help alleviate symptoms which are causing significant upset to the individual concerned.”
Anyone who is interested in joining one of the sessions can email plh-tr.BABE@nhs.net or call the BABE Team on 01752 430033.