Continence Service

About us

We aim to provide excellent, evidence-based continence assessment and management to outpatients.

Our continence clinic aims to provide support and assistance to patients who suffer from urinary or faecal incontinence, and their families or carers. Statistics show that more than 70 per cent of patients can significantly benefit from very simple interventions.

Our services include:

  • assessment and plan of care
  • conservative management
  • education regarding good bladder habits, including fluids and diet – read more about bladder health (Healthy WA)
  • pelvic muscles exercises
  • bladder drill and deferment techniques
  • teaching intermittent self-catheterisation, IDC care, self-dilatation etc
  • information on aids and appliances as well as samples
  • follow up as necessary.

Patient information

If you’re not in hospital, you will need a referral from your GP to see us. If the problem is urgent, visit your nearest Emergency Department.

We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.

Information for health professionals

Patients with the following should be referred to the Continence Service:

  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary retention
  • faecal incontinence
  • constipation.

Information for GPs


Phone Switchboard on 9431 3333 (ask for the Continence Clinic)


Referrals should be faxed or posted to the Continence Clinic. We accept referrals from GPs, other hospitals and external specialists.

Contact us

D4 Rehabilitation Centre

Location: D Block
Fremantle Hospital
Alma Street, Fremantle
Phone:  9431 3650
Fax: 9431 3666

Operating hours

8.30am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Visit Healthy WA

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.