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Congratulations to the Wessex Stoma Support Group!  This highly-successful and helpful support

group is celebrating their tenth birthday in 2016.  To mark this occasion, the group are holding a

Birthday Celebration and Patient Day on 23rd April 2016, from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  Speakers

from consultants to stoma nurses will be attending, and there will be stands from various

Organisations and suppliers.  A buffet lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at the Wilton Community Centre, Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0DG,

and everyone is welcome.


To find out more about this event, please telephone 01722 741 233,

email  or visit their website




Salts Medilink are pleased to announce the latest addition to their

Community Stoma Care Nursing Team.

Salts Medilink welcome Tracey Leese, RGN, an experienced stoma care nurse, who covers South Nottingham and most of the Leicestershire area.

Salts Medilink Community Stoma Nursing Service (England and Wales only) provides free advice

and support from a specialist stoma nurse, in the comfort of your own home.  A GP/nurse referral

is not required, and a stoma and skin assessment is provided.

The service offers:

Free impartial advice on products.

Counselling and support.

Skin care advice.

Diet, lifestyle and travel tips.

To find out about the service and if an ostomate has access to a local community nurse in their

area, visit Community Stoma Nursing Services at Salt’s website.


To find out more about this exciting move or for more information on the Medilink Home Delivery Service, please call 0800 626 388, or visit






Rapidcare, the independent and family-run company, are currently offering a special welcome

pack for all new patients of their home delivery service.  If an ostomate joins their prescription

delivery service, they will receive a Radar toilet key, washbag (with a hook for hanging, many

pockets and enough room for all ostomy products) and one year’s free subscription to either the

Colostomy Association, Ileostomy Association or Urostomy Association.

Rapidcare pride themselves on providing a little extra care - the kind of service they would be

happy for their own friends and family to receive.

To find out more about their exceptional service, please telephone 0800 181 901,

email or visit their website -




As part of the me+ programme, the Amcare Group Nursing Service is pleased to offer

an out-of-hours telephone support service 0800 085 2516.

This is a telephone service offered to any person with a stoma, regardless of whether they

are registered with the Amcare Group or not.  The aim is to provide practical or psychological

advice and support regarding any stoma or appliance concerns a person has over the weekend,

when they may not have access to their own stoma care nurse.  Any calls taken will be fed back

 to the local stoma nurse, where relevant.

It is run every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is manned by a level 6 qualified stoma care nurse.

 In addition, Amcare are very pleased to be able to offer a counselling service within the me+ programme for any person finding it difficult to adapt to life with a stoma.  This is a telephone-led service run by well-qualified counsellors, who are experienced in talking to people dealing with

issues surrounding their stoma.

Any person can be referred to this service, or self-refer, by contacting Sally Wright,

Specialist Nurse Advisor in Stoma Care on 0800 085 2516. 


To find out more about this exciting move or for more information on the Medilink Home Delivery Service, please call 0800 626 388, or visit






Release Date - October 2016

Canadian author, Jo-Ann L. Tremblay and her clever stoma, Percy, have written their latest book,

‘Bags Around The World’.

The book allows readers to step into a journey through experience and transcend the normal limits

of everyday life.  A chance to join in the intellectual, emotional and physical pilgrimage to discover

the meanings in and of our lives.  A chance to be touched by the spirit of the fellowship of people around the world as second chances at life are celebrated.

‘Better With A Bag Than In A Bag’ introduced Percy Stoma to the World.  

‘Another Bag Another Day’ marched to the beat of the recovery drum.  Now, the newest book,

‘Bags Around The World’ transports readers to the far reaches of our everyday human experiences

and life adventures.

Join Percy Stoma and Jo-Ann L. Tremblay, as they explore, muse and contemplate the life of

ostomates and non-ostomates, in our challenging life experiences as humans on planet Earth.

‘Bags Around The World’ is coming to Amazon worldwide in October 2016.

Go to over the next few weeks for more information on how to

order a copy of  ‘Bags Around The World’.


For more information on ‘Another Bag, Another Day’, including details to order a paperback,

Kindle, or eBook, please visit Another Bag, Another Day.






Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website where disabled people, their friends and families share and discover accessible places.  They are always working on new ways to make Euan’s Guide  even better, and they have lots of exciting new features coming up, including an improved search facility to make it easier to find places with facilities such as ceiling hoists or Changing Places toilets.  Watch this space!

Meanwhile, they recently unveiled points, levels and badges on Euan’s Guide to change things up

a little and to encourage reviewers old and new to try new places, add photographs to their

reviews and more.  Most importantly, it is good fun!  Contributors can now collect badges for

reviewing restaurants, hotels, theatres and more.  Reviewers can even build up a collection of

traveller badges, if they like to review abroad.  These badges will be displayed on the reviewer’s

profile, which can now be edited and customised with photographs, supported charities and a

header image.

If reviewers visit Euan’s Guide, they are able to customise their profile, rate the accessibility of

places they visit, and begin unlocking badges!

For more information, please visit Euan’s Guide on their website,


For more information on ‘Another Bag, Another Day’, including details to order a paperback,

Kindle, or eBook, please visit Another Bag, Another Day.






Hyperseal Washers

New sizes are now available in CliniMed’s Hyperseal with medical grade Manuka honey Washers

range - 30 mm., 40 mm. and 50 mm.  They are ideal for problematic stomas with crevices,

fistulas and scar tissue.  The unique Hyperflex hydrocolloid is completely mouldable against the

body contours, offering security and protection.   




Further details for the range can be found on CliniMed’s website,, where

ostomates can request a free sample.

Alternatively, please telephone the CliniMed Careline team on 0800 036 0100.











New Website

Based in Westhoughton, near Bolton in the North West of England, CD Medical is very much a local company offering innovative and cost-effective medical devices throughout the UK and beyond.  

They are now delighted to inform all ostomates that they have re-launched their website.

Their range includes Peel Easy, Clinifilm and Emollin - full details of which can be found on their





C D Medical invite ostomates to look at their new website,, where

ostomates can find extensive information and request free samples.

Alternatively, please telephone the C D Medical team on 01942 813 933,

or email