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Ostomy Support Group Annual Open Day


Craigavon Area Hospital

Type: Report - practice
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

This is a Southern Board-wide Service also servicing Daisy Hill Hospital. The Southern Board Ostomy Support Group was established in October 1998 and has held quarterly meetings until 2002 and biannual meetings since then.
An annual open day for patients and their relatives is held yearly to inform patients about support services and new product developments in stoma care.
National voluntary organisations are in attendance as are the commercial companies who manufacture and distribute the ostomy products.
This open day enables patients and relatives to be empowered regarding the products and services they use and can assist them to achieve and maintain a good quality of life following stoma forming surgery.
It also provides mutual support for members of the group by enabling relationships between patients and families to be established and maintained.
The group is facilitated by Mary Jo Thompson and Bernie Trainor. There are currently 200 members of the group and the events are always well attended and well received.



Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Craigavon Area Hospital. (2009) Ostomy Support Group Annual Open Day [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 10th April 2020].


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