Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) and The Jersey Ostomy Society are holding their biennial Stoma Exhibition on Thursday 7 July from 1300-1700 at the Savoy Hotel, St. Helier.
The Stoma Exhibition will feature 16 stands, hosted by UK companies who offer different stoma related items including stoma appliances, stoma support wear and clothing.
FNHC’s Specialist Nurse for stoma care will be in attendance as well as The Jersey Ostomy Society Chair and Committee Members.
They event is open to anyone with a stoma or anyone caring for someone with a stoma whether that be family member of paid carer or nurse. The event might also be of interest to those people who may need a stoma in the future.
What is a stoma?
Stoma is a Greek word meaning ‘opening’ or ‘mouth’. A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system. This will allow waste (urine or faeces)to be diverted out of the body.
Why do people have stomas?
There are many reasons why people may need a stoma.
Some of the common reasons include:
Inflammatory bowel disease
An obstruction to the bladder or bowel
Is a stoma permanent?
You can either have a temporary stoma or a permanent stoma, depending on the reason for the stoma formation.