2020 has been especially heartbreaking for aged care residents, their family and friends, and staff. Australia saw aged care homes record thousands of COVID-19 cases and the majority of deaths around the nation.
Jules Robinson wasn’t afraid to share a huge life experience – marriage – with Married at First Sight TV viewers across the nation. The 37-year-old business owner and Always Discreet ambassador has continued this trend in 2020, this time opening up about her pregnancy and urinary incontinence.
Every year, the Continence Foundation of Australia celebrates the role of carers with the Continence Carer of the Year Award. In 2020, we are proud to recognise Robert Sykes of Coffs Harbour, NSW, with the Award.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted healthcare professionals internationally to re-evaluate their clinical care. Urogynaecology Nurse Practitioner Julie Westaway discussed how a previously common test used with female patients is no longer suited to use within COVID Safe practice.
Have you ever wondered why your bladder gets really excited when you get home and put the keys in the door? Or maybe the sight of running water brings on the strong need to rush to the toilet and unfortunately, sometimes, you don’t quite make it?
Since speaking with Bridge in 2018, model and advocate Anja Christoffersen has made it her mission to show that people with incontinence can live happily and confidently. She’s now 22 and her story has gone from Brisbane to the world, in magazines and medical conferences. She shares what she’s learnt from incontinence and this experience.
Associate Professor Eric Chung is a urological surgeon in Queensland and an exciting speaker, mentor and research author. His passion is functional reconstructive urology (surgery to repair and restore various damaged organ systems).
The Continence Carer of the Year Award acknowledges the important – but often overlooked – role of the 2.65 million at-home carers across Australia. Many are responsible for the complex role of providing bladder and bowel care.