Stoma Care Advisory Service

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), information for patients, relatives and their carers, pre-operative ‘stoma siting’ of patients in a community setting and also carry out community assessments after treatment, within seven working days of leaving hospital.

General advice on skin care and new stoma products, such as planning holidays and support on sexual matters, is included in the patient information.

We can also refer patients to other specialist nursing services, such as the inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist 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.

The teams

There are 2 community-based specialist stoma care nursing services with one covering the Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland Area and the other covering Hambleton and Richmondshire. Each team consists of two fully qualified nurses who have been specially trained to provide help and support to patients and their families on all aspects of stoma care.

What happens during the appointment?

stoma care

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.

For the Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland Area stoma patients, Nurse-led stoma clinics are held at:

Cleveland Health Centre (Middlesbrough) every Wednesday from 9am to midday
Redcar Primary Care Hospital (Redcar) every Friday from 9am to midday

Where are we based?

Stoma Care Advisory Service
Guisborough Primary Care Hospital
66 Northgate
TS14 6HZ Tel : 01287 284113 Fax: 01287 284256

For the Hambleton and Richmondshire Area stoma patients, nurse-led stoma clinics are held at:

Friarage Hospital, (Northallerton) 1st  and 3rd Monday each month from 9am to midday

Where are we based?

Stoma Care Advisory Service
Friarage Hospital
Bullamoor Road
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01609 764620
Tel: 07736 295131

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.

Hambleton & Richmondshire Ostomy Support Group

This group meets four times a year.  Please contact Judith Smith or Mary Hugill for further details: 01609 764620 or 07736 295131

When are we available?

Our service is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm. If patients need to see someone out-of-hours they should contact their GP.

How to refer?

All existing/current 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.

Related services

You may also be interested in these related services from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: