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If You Have Continence Problems

If you have a continence device, such as a catheter, a referral to your District Nurse will be made by the hospital.

 

Care of your Wound

If you have a wound that needs dressing you will be given 3 days supply of treatment and a referral to your District Nurse will be made by the hospital.

NB: If you are able to get to the treatment room at your GP practice you will be asked to go there for your dressings, otherwise a Nurse will visit you at home.

 

Feet

It is important that all footwear, including slippers, should be well fitting, with a low heel, a supportive heel cup and secure fastenings.

State Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrists who are registered with the Health Professions Council are to be found in Yellow Pages. Some will provide home visits.

Nursing homes and rest homes usually arrange for chiropodists to visit the home on a regular basis.

 

Safe Driving

It is possible that your condition may temporarily affect your fitness to drive. Please check this with your doctor.

It is advisable also to check with your Motor Insurance Company as you may find that a set period is designated by them before you are able to drive and, if you disregard these conditions your insurance cover would become invalid.