We work with teams in the hospital to care for people who have, or will have, a stoma (an artificial opening on the wall of your abdomen to collect waste).
What we do
- education and counselling to patients and their family or carers who are undergoing surgery for stoma formation
- assistance in organising stoma supplies
- outpatient follow up of patients who have had stomal surgery
- assistance for patients, families and treating doctors in the management of complications associated with stomach problems, such as fistulas and complex wounds
What to expect
We will see you in the hospital or in outpatients as part of the hospital team who are looking after you. We work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to care for your needs.
How to access this service
No external referrals accepted
You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by an Alfred Health clinician.
ResourcesAll patient resources
Better Health Channel: Stoma after ileostomy or colostomy
Bladder and bowel website
Information to assist with the prevention and management of bladder and bowel problems
Bowel Cancer Australia
Cancer Council Australia
Services, resources, fact sheets, news and forums
Cancer Council Victoria
Services, resources, fact sheets, research, news and forums