Galway University Hospitals to hold free Stoma Care Information Evening

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Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care Unit is holding a free public information meeting for anyone who has had or is due to undergo stoma surgery.

The event will take place on June 13 in the Clayton Hotel, Galway from 5pm to 8pm with talks starting at 6pm to 7pm.

Family members, friends and carers are also welcome to attend.

Entitled ‘A stoma in your life’, the evening will focus on quality of life issues and looking towards positive influences on living with a stoma.

Clinical Nurse specialists from Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospital will be in attendance and there will be talks on diet and nutrition, health and wellbeing and improving quality of life for people living with a stoma.

Stoma patients will also be on hand to share their individual experiences.

Mary Quigley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospital Galway said, “During the evening, there will be informative talks, exhibit stands for new ostomy products, swimwear, underwear and support garments.”

“There will be an opportunity for those attending to also speak to the clinical nurse specialists and meet other people who have a stoma.”

“Refreshments will be served and there will be lots of spot prizes. I would encourage you to come along to our information evening; it’s open to everyone and it’s free.”