Local support group helps future CWP patients with generous donation

by CWP News - 19 November 2015

A generous donation from a regional cancer support group will allow a local NHS trust to test for bladder conditions.

Kenny Henderson, Community Urology Nurse Specialist for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), was delighted to receive the £8000 donation of a new bladder scanner from the local Prostate Cancer Support Group (PCS). Bladder scanning forms part of the assessment in the new male bladder function clinics and can assist in the diagnosis of a variety of continence and medical conditions.

Bladder scanning can assist in the assessment and diagnosis of certain bladder conditions which in some instances can be as a result of prostate cancer. The new service also caters for men who have had surgery for prostate cancer to provide assessment, treatment and support for their continence needs.

CWP provides a new bladder function assessment and treatment service for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). This is part of the existing well established Continence Advisory Service, which covers all areas of West Cheshire including the city centre and rural areas, which allows patients to choose care closer to home.

Calvin Wood, chairman of the Wirral and North Cheshire Prostate Cancer Support Group was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago and has been actively involved in raising awareness of prostate cancer and developing the support group. Members from the support group have also become involved with the development of new services planned for the CWP Community Continence & Urology Service to provide invaluable patient perspectives. 

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