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 of their gastrostomy feeding tube.

This role includes pre-operative counselling, immediate post-operative care, feeding tube changes, education and follow-up assessment and counselling following patient discharge.

  • Pre operative stoma surgery.
  • Post operative stoma surgery.
  • Post discharge follow up (client/family).
  • Any client with an ostomy requiring review/consultation.
  • 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.
  • People can self refer, GP consent/request not required.


Church Street
Bellingen NSW 2454

66 Norman Street (Corner of Laurie and Norman Streets)
Laurieton NSW 2443

345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

14 Beech Street
Dorrigo NSW 2453

100 Darruya Road
North Macksville NSW 2447

4 Fred Brain Avenue
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

29 Beach Street
Woolgoolga NSW 2456

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