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Support Groups

Ostomy Support Groups

Ostomy Support groups are a great way for ostomates to support and care about each other. Friends and family are also welcome to attend support group meetings.

If you are involved in a support group and would like us to include information about your meetings in this listing, please email your details to: info@nswstoma.org.au

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, many meetings are currently cancelled. Contact your group for more information.

 

NSW Stoma Ltd New Member Support Group Meeting

Whether you are a new member or have been with us for some time you are welcome to join our monthly Zoom meeting at 6pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Hosted by Anne Marie Lyons and NSW Stoma Ltd manager, Mary Egan, this is designed to give information about the services we offer at NSW Stoma and give some explanation about the Stoma Entitlement Scheme and how to place orders.  If you would like to attend please email: customer.service@nswstoma.org.au and we will send you a zoom invitation on the day of the meeting. You need to register your interest for each meeting you wish to attend.

 

Women’s Ostomy Support Group

This group is for women about to, or who already have an Ostomy and/or Stoma, regardless of where treatment has been received.
Where: San Cancer Support Centre, Jacaranda Lodge, Sydney Adventists Hospital
When:
Contacts: San Cancer Support Centre 94879061 support@sah.org.au

Ostomingle - young ostomates supporting each other

Looking for some young, like-minded Osto-mates? Ostomingle is a group of ostomates 18 and over who come together over a meal to share their ostomy experiences and learn from one another.

Each meet-up will be held at a different venue around Sydney so we can mingle around town.

When:  
Contact: Renee Constantin ostomingle@gmail.com ; www.ostomingle.com

SYDNEY METROPOLITAN AREA

Bankstown Area

The Stoma Therapy Nurses from Bankstown Hospital would like to invite you to attend a stoma support group for ostomates and their families.
Where: Revesby Workers Club Functions Room, 2B Brett Street, Revesby
When:  10 am-12noon, 3 March, 5 May, 7 July 2021
Contact: Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 or aucldo@coloplast.com

RSVP for catering

Concord Area

People with bowel cancer and carers/family are welcome to attend this free monthly service.
Where:  Survivorship Cottage, Concord Hospital, Gate 4, Nullawarra Avenue, Concord West
When:
Contacts: Sonia Khatri (02) 9767 5943

Liverpool and Campbelltown & Camden Area

Where: Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20/22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
When: Thursdays 1.30-3pm, 17th June, 30th September, 2nd December

Afternoon tea provided. RSVP is essential.
Contact: Erin Wagner 0419224662 or Lu Wang 0417026109 (STNs) (02) 8738 4308

Northern Sydney Area

All Ostomates, friends and supporters welcome.
Where: Jacaranda Lodge, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga
When:
Contacts: San Cancer Support Centre on (02) 9487 9061

Penrith Area

Ostomates, family and friends are welcome to attend our educational support group
Where: Sydney Medical School, Outpatients Department, 62 Derby Street, Kingswood (opposite Nepean Hospital Emergency Department                                 at the  roundabout, Outpatients is at left-hand side of building)
When:
Contact: Naomi Houston (Stomal Therapist) on (02) 4734 1245

Ramsgate

The Stomal Therapy Nurses from St George Public, St George Private, Kareena Private, Hurstville Private and Sutherland Hospital’s together would like to invite you to attend a stoma support group for ostomates and their families.
Where: Ramsgate RSL (meet in the front foyer), Corner of Ramsgate Rd and Chuter Ave, Sans Souci, (02)9504 8000
When:
Contact: Your Stomal Therapy nurse for details

NORTH COAST REGION

Tweed District
Where: South Tweed Sports Club starting
When:
Contact: Lisa Clare STN 0755 067 540; Alex Gibson 0412 302 358; Kate Rycraft 0432 251 703

 

Far North Coast
All Ostomates plus partners and friends are welcome to attend meetings.
Where: Lismore Workers Club, 225-231 Keen Street
When:
Contact: Marie Taylor (02) 6686 7248

Coffs Harbour
All Ostomates and friends are welcome so come along, have a cuppa and be a part of it.
Where: Sawtell RSL Club, First Avenue, Sawtell
When:
Contact: Mandy Hawkins STN: 02066567804

Hastings Macleay
Where: Port City Bowling Club, 4 Owen St Port Macquarie.
When:  10am – 12pm Third Wednesday of every second month Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Contact: Neil 0427 856 630 or Glennie 0410 637 060

Manning / Great Lakes
Where: Skills for Life Building, 5-9 Elizabeth Avenue, Taree (wheelchair accessible)
When:
Contact: Karla MacTaggart 02 6592 9469

NEWCASTLE / CENTRAL COAST REGION

Newcastle District
Stomal therapists and company representatives will attend and help with any queries. New members and friends are welcome.
Where: Hamilton Wesley Fellowship House, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
When:
Contact Geoff Robinson 02 4981 1799 or Maree Dives 02 4971 4351

Central Coast
Get-togethers include an information session and company representatives presenting products.
Different venue each meeting.
When:
Contact: Stomal Therapy Sessions 02 4320 3323

ILLAWARRA / SOUTH COAST REGION

Bowral
Where: Bowral Bowling Club, 40 Shepherd Street, Bowral
When:
Contacts: Lu Wang & Erin Wagner Stomal Therapists, Liverpool Hospital (02) 8738 4308

Eurobodalla
All from the NSW South Coast region are welcome.
Phone clinics only during Covid-19 times.
Where: Moruya Hospital, River Street, Moruya
When:
Contact: Trena O’Shea 02 4474 2666

Illawarra
Where: Education Room, Figtree Private Hospital, 1 Suttor Place, Figtree
When:
Contacts: Helen Richards CNC STN Wollongong Private Hospital phone: 42861109
Julia Kittscha CNC STN Wollongong Hospital mob: 0414421021 office: 42551594

Shoalhaven
Where: Nowra Community Health Centre, 5-7 Lawrence Avenue, Nowra
Also: Ulladulla Civic Centre, 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla
When:
Contact: Brenda Christiansen 02 4424 6321 or 0422 006 550 or Brenda.cristiansen@health.nsw.gov.au

WESTERN NSW REGION

Bathurst
Daffodil Cottage, 365 Howick St, West Bathurst NSW 2795
When:
Contact: Louise Linke (STN/continence advisor) 02 6330 5676

Broken Hill
Where: Broken Hill Hospital, Conference Room, 176 Thomas Street, Broken Hill
When:
Contact: Tamdra 08 8080 1333

Griffith and District
An invitation is extended to all persons in Griffith and surrounding areas (including Coleambally, Leeton, Yenda, Hillston and Hanwood) with a Stoma formation to attend our meetings and share experiences.
When:
Contact: Barry Maples 02 6963 5267 or 0429 635 267; Kim Hallam 0434 785 309

 

Wagga and District
Where: Men’s Shed, 11 Ashmont Avenue, Wagga Wagga
When:
Contact: David 02 6971 3346 or 0428 116 084