Kate BourdeauxKate started her nursing career in Cardiff in 1992 and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) and Paediatric Registered Nurse in 1996. She is experienced at looking after children and young people in both hospital and community settings with acute and chronic conditions. Her previous substantial renal nursing background formed the foundation for her growing interest in the field of Paediatric Continence.

Since 2011 Kate has worked as a Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, looking after children with complex continence requirements and interventions. She gained experience as a Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse before her appointment as the lead nurse for the Paediatric Continence Community Service in Cardiff in 2016.

She is actively involved in developing integrated Paediatric Continence Community Services across Cardiff & Vale and manages a team of continence nurses. The service cares for children with bladder and bowel dysfunction and promotes early intervention, potty training/toilet training and toilet training children with additional needs. The service also assesses eligibility for continence products in line with national guidance.

Kate is Chair of the All Wales Continence Forum and is committed to developing policy, clinical pathways and providing education and training to improve services.

In her free time she enjoys being with her family and pursues her creativity in the form of arts, singing and cooking. Her Cornish origins and family draw her to the coast at every opportunity.