Continence Advisory and Treatment Service (CATS)
Welcome to the CATS website where we aim to provide information for anyone who is interested in finding more about continence issues. This would include both the general public and health professionals.
Our purpose is to provide professional continence advice, support and treatment to the population of Tayside in order that anyone suffering from incontinence can be managed to the highest standard of available care
We are a team of specialist nurses working in the Community from three bases across Tayside.
We accept referrals from GPs, Community and hospital services and patients themselves.
We work in collaboration with the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners at the Tayside Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Service
We believe that healthy bladders and bowels should not leak and welcome contact for advice and support.
We realise that continence cannot always be maintained and we strive to give care and provision to improve quality of life and preserve personal dignity according to individual needs.
We Provide A Range Of Services Including
- Health promotion in order to prevent incontinence and promote healthy lifestyles
- Treatment plans to help those with continence issues to improve or alleviate problems
- Advice and support for patients, carers and other professionals in the promotion of continence
- Specialist intervention as required including referral on to other services
- Prescription of appropriate products after assessment and treatment according to need
- Education and teaching of continence issues across the community
Wallacetown Health Centre, Dundee 01382 443528
Drumhar Health Centre, Perth 01738 564258
Wallacetown Health Centre, Dundee
Kings Cross Health and Community Care Centre Angus
Whitehills HCCC, Forfar
Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath
Carnoustie Health Centre
Links Health Centre, Montrose
Parkview PCC, Carnoustie
Drumhar Health Centre, Perth
Kinross Housebound Patients
- contact your GP to request a District Nurse to attend to perform a continence assessment
Care Homes – Staff in Care homes have links with the Continence Service
How To Access Our Services
- See GP for referral (this allows us to have a good history and medical details)
- Phone for advice and to discuss best option
Health Professional Information
More information and specificguidelines are available on the Continence Advisory and Treatment Service pages on Staffnet. This includes.
- CATS guidelines
- Skincare leaflet
- Tena guidelines
- Fitting guidelines
- Referral guidelines
- Useful Links