A new partnership will help people with spinal cord damage to better manage one of the most common effects, which is often not recognised by the general public.
We have partnered with Coloplast to provide a range of initiatives to promote effective continence care and support services to improve health and wellbeing.
The partnership includes holding a series of clinics for people with spinal cord damage to receive one-on-one bladder and bowel reviews, health and lifestyle advice to manage routines and prevent infections, and guidance on how to include continence items on NDIS plans.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Executive Officer Mark Townend said the partnership would ensure people with spinal cord damage were better informed about different options in continence care, including how to utilise their NDIS funding for this important aspect of life.
“We’ve been working with Coloplast for many years to achieve the best outcomes for our members and clients, and it’s great to see this partnership has been formalised,” Mr Townend said.
“This includes having continence care clinics in some regional areas over the coming months, who may not have accessed this one-on-one support in the past.”
Coloplast ANZ Vice President Frederik Bruun-Petersen said the company was excited about partnering with Spinal Life.
“We are aligned on our values and share the same core mission to empower people with spinal cord injury to live more easily and independently,” Mr Bruun-Petersen said.
“We do so by supporting people with bladder and bowel needs, which fits into Spinal Life Australia’s holistic support in the community.
“We have worked many years with this fantastic organisation, so I am proud that this partnership is now official.”
Spinal cord damage can affect the nerves in the spinal cord that control bladder and bowel function, leading to incontinence, with regular routines and management essential to prevent serious health complications.
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