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About us

Ostomy Lifestyle is a UK charity that was established in 2007. We provide support, advice and information to anyone affected by stoma surgery on their bowel or bladder.

The medical conditions that lead to stoma surgery can affect people of any age, gender, profession or race. We seek to empower people, enabling them to make informed choices and to communicate frankly about all aspects of stoma surgery, and we are working to raise awareness of ostomy issues, amongst both the medical profession and the general public.

•    Vision:
That having a stoma should never be a barrier to leading a full and active life.

•    Mission:
To promote the wellbeing of anyone who has had, or may need to have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy operation, and to inspire people living with a stoma, enabling them to live their life to its full potential.

Ostomy Lifestyle complements the services offered by the primary care sector and patient associations by offering impartial advice on a range of issues regarding stoma management and its effects on lifestyle, in order to improve the quality of patient care and shorten the length of the rehabilitation process.  We are certified as a provider of high quality health and social care information by The Information Standard scheme, as supported by the Department of Health.

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