Improving the lives of children with constipation
Chronic constipation affects far too many children in the UK. The Children’s Anorectal Physiology Service (CAPS) at The Royal London Hospital aims to improve the quality of life and outcomes for infants, children and adolescents with chronic constipation.
CAPS opened in 2016 and has seen hundreds of children with bowel symptoms of chronic constipation and soiling. This has both a physical and psychological impact on children and their families. It is an embarrassing, distressing and difficult condition to live with.
A day of fun and education
The CAPS team held a fundraising day for children and their families on Thursday 21 February focusing on good eating habits, which are vital for a healthy gut.
Money raised helped the passionate team continue to offer their services and buy new equipment like a specialist ultrasound machine.