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Catheter bags

Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 13:53

I’ve just had my catheter removed following a radical prostatectomy. I have ten unused leg bags and ten night bags which I will not need. They cost the NHS a fair amount of money and I cannot return them. I don’t want to put them in the trash.
Does anyone know if district nurses/nursing care homes etc. will take them? Otherwise I am prepared to send them to anyone wanting/needing them. 

Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 15:09

Nmac, sometimes district nurses etc will accept unused items, but not all do. I used to belong to a Facebook catheter site and we were always sending or receiving unwanted items. Ukraine appeals would probably be pleased to accept them. 

Do you have details of what they are, those of us with the long term catheters tend to have found a preferred make and model.

Thanks Chris 



Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 16:25
Thanks Chris. That’s useful. I’ll try your suggestions. The bags were on a GP prescription - they are Bard Uriplan. The bed bags are non-drainable.
Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 16:37
Chris - do you know if the Facebook group still exists and if so, it’s name?
Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 17:38

Nmac, Facebook page is urology & catheter support.

Thanks Chris 

Posted 18 Jan 2023 at 17:42
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