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Hospital Team Organises Open Day

Wednesday September 24 2014

Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital

BARNSLEY Hospital’s stoma care team are hosting an open day for patients and families on Thursday.

The event, at The Fairway, Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, starts at 10am and goes on until 2pm.

People will be able to chat to nurse specialists in stoma care, receive advice on their lifestyle and look at products to support them.

Jane Parker, colorectal nurse, said: "Coming to terms with having a stoma and looking after it properly can be a difficult and life-changing task.

"There are an increasing number of products and services now available for stoma patients to help make life easier.

"The open day will allow people to come along and meet our stoma care team, as well as see what advances there have been in the products available."

There will be complimentary therapies on offer as well as a raffle and buffet lunch.

For more information, please contact the stoma care team on 01226 432528.

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Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Monday September 29 2014 at 08:51
Not one of the stoma nurses have one ,how the hell can they know what its like to live with it ,may I suggest employing as part of the team someone with a stoma who can offer to the patient a true hands on everyday existence with a stoma and its bearings on home life health issues and what to expect.

Reply Posted by sid on Monday September 29 2014 at 09:02
Bit odd that Guido. In that vein, cancer nurses have cancer,diabetes nurses are diabetic? What about nurses for the mentally ill?. Won't work mate.

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Monday September 29 2014 at 13:55
Sid think about it how can someone tell you how life's going to be with a stoma unless you actually live life everyday with one,don't ex drug addicts help reabiliiate ,if I had cancer wouldn't talking to someone help put some of your concerns to one side,mental illness is a toplc of many avenues ,as regards diabetics there will be nurses and doctors who are diabetics and when asked probably do advise,the point I am making is sometimes a person with a stoma will find more comfort and solice by speaking to someone who already has a stoma yes sir it would work or would the pennies come before the patient.

Reply Posted by sid on Monday September 29 2014 at 14:09
I take your point @guido. There used to be stoma groups where people met to socialise, have these groups gone with the cutbacks?

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