Stoma Care Service

The Stoma Care Service 

  • Information giving and emotional support for patients and their families, including an explanation of treatment options and symptom control.
  • Pre-operative counselling for forthcoming stoma surgery.
  • Post-operative patient education with practical advice and support.
  • Co-ordinated discharge planning involving the hospital and community multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Counselling to promote post-operative psychological, social and sexual rehabilitation.
  • Free access to the Stoma Care Dept. for ongoing support.
  • A consultation service for all health professionals involved with colorectal cancer, ostomy and reconstructive patients and those with discharging wound care needs.
  • Involvement in current research based activities related to the development of care for patients.