September is Urology Awareness Month.

01 September, 2019

According to The Urology Foundation, it is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urology condition in our lifetime. This can include cancer of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and the male reproductive system. In some cases this may lead to a stoma being formed, a Urostomy.

Shirley’s Stoma Story: It’s who you know

23 August, 2019

Shirley is a retired staff nurse. During her forty-year service, she worked in every hospital ward and department, including over twenty years in theatre/recovery. During that time, she tended people pre, intra and post stoma surgery, but she says that her nursing knowledge was no help when she became an ostomate herself. It was the Colostomy UK closed Facebook Support Group that got her through a very troubled time. Here is her story…

Latest update on RADAR Keys

20 August, 2019

A RADAR key is part of The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Over 400 local authorities use these keys, as well as many public, voluntary and commercial organisations.

Caring for a person with a stoma and dementia

14 August, 2019

Do you care for a person with a stoma and dementia or know someone who does? We’ve put together some easy to follow hints & tips in partnership with Dementia UK, and also offer workshops to care homes, agencies, and local authorities that give practical guidance on how to care for a person with a stoma.

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