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Living With A Stoma - Free Information Evening

Living With A Stoma - Free Information Evening

Mary Quigley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospital Galway explains, “For some people, surgery that involves having a stoma can appear to be a daunting experience. I’d like to let everyone know that after the surgery, the majority of people can return to regular activities and routines with only small adjustments.

“A stoma is a surgically created opening in the abdomen from the bowel or urinary tract and the bowel or bladder contents pass through this opening and are collected in a special bag. Stomas can be temporary or permanent.

“We have organised an information evening on Thursday 20 June from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Galway to support people with stomas and their families. It is an informal evening and people can bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.

“Entitled ‘A stoma in your life’,  the evening will focus on quality of life issues and looking at positive influences on living with a stoma. There will be an opening to visit the exhibit stands displaying new ostomy products and we hope it will also be an opportunity for people to network.”

“Anyone that has had stoma surgery or is contemplating it, I would encourage you to come along to the information evening; it’s open to everyone and it’s free.”

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)