Specialist nurses and stoma specialists
The colorectal and stoma care specialist nursing service is available across both James Cook and Friarage Hospital sites. This includes acute and community stoma care provision.
It provides both cancer and benign colorectal services for the North of England Cancer Network – South (population of over 800,000) and further afield covering the whole of the north of England (population of over 1.5 million) for regional spinal injuries, anal cancer and gynaecology patients requiring colorectal surgery as part of their care.
The service also provides stoma care training in community hospitals, GP practices, medicine management, schools, residential and nursing homes and care agencies.