GUH to hold public meeting on stoma care

galway daily news GUH info evening for stoma care
From left: Aisling Dunne, Clinical Nurse Specialist, GUH; Mary Quigley, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stoma Care, GUH; and Aine Kennedy, Clinical Nurse Specialist, PUH.

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

The event will take place on 8 June in the Clayton Hotel, Galway from 5pm to 9pm with talks starting at 6pm to 7pm.

The event titled ‘A stoma in your life’ will focus on quality of life issues and looking towards positive influences on living with a stoma. Family members, friends and carers are also welcome to attend.

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 that 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,” she said.

“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.”