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The Stoma Care Department

A stoma is the Greek word for an artificial opening. We care for patients with stomas such as Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy. As a stoma care team we cover the Colchester, Clacton, Harwich and Halstead hospitals, we frequently visit nursing/ residential homes and the community.

We closely work alongside other specialist members of the Multi Disciplinary Team including the Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse specialists / the Colorectal team / the Urology nurse specialists and the Colorectal / Urology surgeons.

The stoma care department is located in admin block south at the Colchester General Hospital.

Our working hours are from 08:00 until 16:00 Monday to Friday.

Referrals can be made via referral form for external referrals and through our contact numbers ext. 2009 Bleep 934 for ward based referrals.

Our contact numbers are 01206 742009 / Bleep 934.

We run weekly clinics in Colchester and Clacton hospital, and monthly clinics in Harwich.

Here is some dietary advice for patients that have had Ileostomy/Colostomy/Urostomy operations

Our Team

Clinical Nurse SpecialistEmma Brown01206 742009
Clinical Nurse SpecialistJennifer Edwards01206 742009
Stoma Support NurseKaren Farmaner01206 742009
Stoma Support SecretaryKirsty Tyler01206 742963

Useful Websites

Gastro Intestinal Cancer Support (GICS)

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