What is a stoma?
- A stoma is a surgically created opening to allow drainage of body waste products - urine and faeces.
A Stomal Therapy Nurse is a registered nurse who has undertaken postgraduate training relating to all aspects of surgery and disease which results in the formation of a stoma.
The Stomal Therapy Nurse at North West Regional Hospital offers ongoing education and support both physically and emotionally to patients and their families.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Stomal Therapy Nurse on (03) 6430 6599.