A stoma is a surgically-created opening on the front of your abdomen. It diverts your faeces or urine into a bag on the outside of your body. There are many different illnesses that may result in stoma formation. These include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Diverticular disease
- Faecal incontinence
- Acute trauma
We provide a wide range of services to help support you during stoma formation. Our specialist stoma care is delivered on the inpatient wards, and we offer access to patient support systems both pre- and post-surgery.
After discharge, we provide ongoing support in the community and run follow-up clinics in hospital. Some clinics are also held in community locations.
We accept referrals from surgical consultants, the colorectal nurse specialists and GPs. Some patients self-refer to our service.
Salts Specialist Stoma Nurse (Hospital/Community): Gill Wilson
Salts Stoma Care Assistant (Hospital): Jacquie Templeman
Salts Specialist Stoma Care Nurse (Community): Fiona Holtham