Bladder and Bowel event in Plymouth

The 10th Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Friday 08 February 2019.

BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from our colorectal, urological and gynaecological teams.

The event will take place at the Future Inn, Derriford and will include various talks by health specialists from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Tea and coffee will be served from 9.30am and the event will run 10.00am to 12.30pm.

The BABE team “Approximately 14 million people in the UK suffer from bladder problems,” explains Annie Cornelius, Pelvic Floor Nurse. “It’s a lot more than people realise. The same can be said for bowel problems too, with an estimated 6.5 million people in the UK experiencing difficulties.

“We therefore decided to set up these events to support patients and to help educate people about how they can manage their symptoms. We hope that by offering these meetings, we are helping to remove the stigma around these issues.”

The event next week will include talks and discussions by local specialist nurses, physiotherapists and consultants about colitis and how to manage it, what prolapses are and how to manage the bladder and bowl with Parkinson’s Disease. Yoga and its positive impact on the pelvic floor will also be covered, as will stress incontinence.

There will also be the chance to learn about what type of diet and fluids are good for the bladder and bowel, and which ones are bad.

There is no need to book to attend, just come along on the day and enjoy some tea and coffee with some of our specialists. If you have any questions, you can email plh-tr.BABE@nhs.net or leave a message for the BABE Team on 01752 430033.