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Auckland DHB Nursing Services - Ostomy

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The Ostomy service provides specialist nursing advice, assessment, support and supplies to people of all ages who have a stoma.

A stoma is a surgically created opening in the body e.g. the abdomen that requires the use of a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy bag.

What to expect
We will conduct a full assessment and then work with you to develop a plan to ensure your continence needs are met.

If you are able to attend a clinic you will be requested to do so. The clinics operate an appointment system to ensure you are not kept waiting.

If you aren't able to attend a clinic the nurse will contact you following referral to arrange a visiting time at your home.

Referral Expectations

How to access this service:
Access to the Ostomy service is by referral from the hospital or GP.

Referrals can be made by e-Referral, fax, mail or for urgent cases via the telephone.

Contact Details

Or please contact using our Single Point of Access telephone number 0800 631 1234

This page was last updated at 12:20PM on January 25, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Nursing Services - Ostomy.