Stomal Therapy


Stomal Therapy Nurse Email

Description of Service

The Stomal Therapy Service comprises of one fulltime Stomal Therapy Nurse Consultant. The Stomal Therapy Nurse (STN) provides expert care and advice to patients, carers, Nursing, Medical and Allied Health staff in all aspects of stoma and abdominal fistula management.

This comprehensive service provides:

  • Pre-operative counselling for all patients undergoing potential stoma formation. (Colorectal, Urological, General Surgical and Gastroenterological conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis).
  • Pre operative siting.
  • Education and support, involving physical, psychological and emotional for patients and carers who have had surgery resulting in the formation of a stoma.
  • Telephone advisory service.
  • Organisation of stoma suplies and membership to relevant associations.
  • Advice and management of fistula and complex wound management to hospital staff.
  • Assistance and support for families which have long term abdominal fistulas and related complex wounds.
  • Outpatients for post-operative followup, or general review of patients requiring stomal therapy care.
  • Educational support for Alfred Health in relation to stomal, abdominal fistula and Colorectal Surgeries.

General Information

Switch (03) 9076 2000
Pager 4430

Direct Line with
answering service
(03) 9076 2575

6th Floor
Main Ward Block
The Alfred

Hours Of Service
Monday - Friday

Clinical Nurse Consultant
Wound Management

Alfred Health
9076 2733