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What we do

Ostomy Lifestyle operates a variety of free services:

Free & confidential Helpline:

Our Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.
All of our out of hours Helpline operators have experienced stoma surgery, and have received extensive training in stoma care and helpline skills. We can also offer a full interpretation service.
Contact us on: 0800 731 4264 or advice@ostomylifestyle.org 

Range of patient information sheets

Topics: Healthy Eating, Travel, Stoma Appliances and What is a stoma?.

Directory - find support groups and other charitable organisations, and find out about the different bags, accessories and delivery services that are available

We also carry out various activities within the UK:

Workshops for local support groups, to help patients understand more about living with a stoma.

Training sessions for industry, healthcare and support organisations, to develop and improve patient care.

The Ostomy Lifestyle Awards recognise excellence and commitment throughout the stoma care sector.

Underwear and Swimwear Show to promote body confidence and a positive image of stoma surgery.

We also attend open days and support group meetings to meet patients face-to-face.

Anatomical Aprons - a unique training aid for educating patients and staff about stoma surgery, as well as the digestive and urinary systems