Swim with a stoma: free liverpool sessions

26 February, 2019

Colostomy UK are pleased to announce that our first Active Ostomates swimming session of 2019 will take place at Sport Liverpool on Wednesday April 10th from 3pm to 5pm.

Behind the scenes at a stoma care department

25 February, 2019

Have you ever wondered what life is like in a busy stoma care department? Well towards the end of last year I took the opportunity to find out and interviewed Judy Pullen who is the clinical nurse specialist in charge at the Great Western Hospitals NHS trust in Swindon…

2 Airports In One Day

20 February, 2019

Airport security is a major source of anxiety for many ostomates and we have been leading the conversation with UK airports as to how to improve the experience. Last Tuesday, Libby and Oliver attended two events for two airports…here is their insight into the progress and challenges in our pursuit of a stoma friendly society.

Stoma Friendly Toilets: 4 years later

18 February, 2019

Incredible as it may seem, our campaign to ensure that toilet facilities across the UK are stoma friendly is now in its fourth year. During this time we have focused on two things: Firstly, ostomates’ requirements in relation to the facilities themselves. Secondly, raising awareness of ‘hidden’ conditions and disabilities. Sadly, we still receive reports of ostomates being challenged and even having to endure verbal abuse for using accessible toilets.

From ploughman’s lunch to local campaigner…

18 February, 2019

If you live in Neston, Cheshire or surrounding area, then there’s a good chance that you will have seen some of our toilet stickers. Since early 2018 they have been steadily breeding in this part of the world. This is all down to our supporter and local campaigner Bernie MacDonald-Wilson. Here’s her story…

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