Community based stoma care advisory services
Our aim is to provide a high quality service addressing all lifestyle issues affecting patients with stomas and related conditions.
We offer counselling (before and after surgery) and provide information for patients, relatives and their carers in a community setting.
The teams also carry assessment at home; post-surgery within seven working days of receiving a referral.
General advice on diet, skin care, new stoma products, travel and support on sexual matters are included in the patient information.
We can also refer patients to other specialist nursing services, such as the inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist, dieticians and the colorectal nursing service.
As a specialist community stoma care service, we work with all patients and family members, plus any professionals or organisations involved with caring for patients who have a stoma.
Specialist stoma care teams
There are two community-based specialist stoma care nursing services with one covering the Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland areas and the other covering Hambleton and Richmondshire.
Each team consists of fully qualified nurses who have been specially trained to provide help and support to patients and their families on all aspects of stoma care.
Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland
Specialist nurses: Julie Morrisroe, Carole Younger and Alison Hall-O’Donnell
Hambleton and Richmondshire
Specialist nurse: Judith Smith
What happens during the appointment?
All stoma care patients are given an appointment and are invited to attend review appointments in a nurse-led stoma clinic. This happens quarterly within the first year of surgery and annually thereafter.
For Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland area stoma patients, nurse-led stoma clinics are held at:
- Cleveland Health Centre (Middlesbrough) every Wednesday from 9am to 3.30pm
- Redcar Primary Care Hospital (Redcar) every Monday 1pm to 3.30pm, Tuesday 9am to 12pm and Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.
To book an appointment please contact 01642 944324.
Access to all nurse-led stoma clinics is by appointment only and each appointment is 30 minutes. Patients should bring a spare pouch for the stoma to be reviewed. Carers and relatives are welcome.
For Hambleton and Richmondshire stoma patients clnics are held at:
- Friarage Hospital (Northallerton) Monday mornings (appointment based)
Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Ostomy Support Group
This group meets three times per year with additional meetings at Easter and Christmas for afternoon tea. If you would like to attend these meetings please contact the service to be added to the mailing list 01642 944324.
Where are we based?
Stoma Care Advisory Service
Tel : 01642 944324
Stoma Care Advisory Service
When are we available?
Our service is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
If patients need advice outside of these hours please contact the local GP, district nursing service or NHS 111.
How to refer?
All existing clients have open access to our service through the services phone number.
New clients are usually referred by consultants or colorectal nurse specialists at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital but we also receive referrals from out-of-area consultants and specialist nurses of patients who live within the South Tees area.
All healthcare professionals and agencies can refer clients to our service by phone, email fax or letter.
- Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland patients can be referred by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hambleton and Richmondshire patients can be referred by email to email@example.com
Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland – prescription for stoma supplies obtained from the stoma care prescribing service 01642 944324 Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.30pm excluding bank holidays or email firstname.lastname@example.org.