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Stomal Therapy

Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5555
Email: stomal@nhw.org.au
Community Care Centre, Clark Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday by appointment only
You can self-refer to this FREE service

Our qualified stomal therapy nurses provide a specialised consulting service and can help you adjust to living with either a permanent or temporary stoma; an artificial opening to the outside of the body used for feeding or drainage.

Types of stomas

Colostomy – a surgical procedure that creates a stoma (artificial opening) into the large bowel (or colon)

Ileostomy – a surgical procedure that creates a stoma (artificial opening) into the small bowel (or ileum)

Urostomy – a surgical procedure that creates a stoma (artificial opening) for the urinary system.

Gastrostomy or Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)  – a surgical procedure that creates a stoma (artificial opening) into the stomach for nutritional support or gastric decompression.

More Information

Referrals: Anyone can make a referral to this service including all healthcare professionals, you or your carer.

Cost: There is no fee for this service, which is available four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Please call +61 (03) 5722 5555 to make an appointment.