The Pelvic Health Community Hub

Julie Cornish, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales
Louise Silva, Colorectal Research Fellow, University Hospital of Wales

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board with Medtronic Interactive Studios

Hospital entrance


Pelvic health services provide care for all patients who suffer with functional pelvic issues (including bladder and bowel incontinence, constipation, pain and prolapse). Pelvic health services cross-cover the surgical disciplines of colorectal surgery, urology and gynaecology and primary care.

This overlap means care can be sometimes disjointed and inefficient. There has been a national drive, as a result of the Cumberlege report, to create pelvic health “one stop shops”.

Project Objectives

  1. Consolidate existing pelvic health services (colorectal, gynaecology, urology) into a community hub
  2. Develop a supporting Patient App
Diagram shaped like a house, showing existing pelvic health services
Image showing three screens from Patient app


Who’s involved?

Our team consists of:

What happens at the hub?

The hub is located at Barry Hospital. We provide:

Why was it needed?

“It took a long time to get to the right person…I feel like I went round the houses”
“I have seen so many different people ….It was frustrating….I had to go through everything again….”

Patients’ experience of our previous services before the OMNIUM Project


Key Outcomes

Next Steps