Stomal Therapy Service

The Stomal Therapist is responsible for helping patients adjust to living with either a permanent or temporary stoma be it a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. This role includes pre-operative counselling, immediate post-operative care and education and follow-up assessment and counselling following patient discharge.

Referral Criteria

  • Pre operative stoma surgery
  • Post operative stoma surgery
  • Post discharge follow up (client/family)
  • Any client with an ostomy requiring review/consultation ie
  • Management problems/complications
  • Appliance update
  • Client/family education, counselling
  • Inflammatory bowel disease/diverticulitis – information/discussion
  • Bowel management
  • Draining wounds
  • Fistula management
  • Wound drainage requiring containment
  • Skin care
  • Gastrostomy/PEG skin care.

Referral Procedure

People can self refer, GP consent/request not required.

Home visits are arranged if necessary.

Services available at these locations

Bellingen

Bellingen Community Health
14 William Street
Bellingen NSW 2454

Via Intake

Phone 02 6656 7646

Fax 02 6656 7610

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Community Health
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

via Intake Officer

Phone 02 6656 7646

Fax 02 6656 7610

Dorrigo

Dorrigo Community Health
14 Beech Street
Dorrigo NSW 2453

Via Intake

Phone 02 6656 7646

Fax 02 6656 7610

Hastings Area

Port Macquarie Community Health
Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Stomal Therapy Clinic

Phone 02 6588 2731

Fax 02 6588 2800

Hours

Available each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon by appointment

Macleay Area

Kempsey Community Health
Polwood Street
Kempsey NSW 2440

Phone 02 6561 2790

Fax 02 6562 0325

Macksville

Macksville Community Health
14 – 22 Boundary Street
Macksville NSW 2447

Via Intake

Phone 02 6656 7646

Fax 02 6656 7610

Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga Community Health
29 Beach Street
Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Phone 02 6656 7646

Fax 02 6656 7610

 

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca HealthOne

4 Fred Brain Avenue

Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

Hours

3rd Tuesday each month 8.30-5pm

Phone  02   6568 2677

Fax  02   6568 2391