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Stoma Care Service (Richmond)

The nurse led clinic provides an integrated stoma care service for patients who have a stoma or about to undergo surgery for a formation of a stoma.   

The service is for patients registered with a GP in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The service provides four main activities for patients:

  • Information and advice for patient show have a stoma or who may be about to undergo stoma forming surgery

  • Treatment and management of stoma related complications

  • Psychological support and assessment on requirement for referral

  • Telephone advice, education and support for the local community and healthcare/social care services.

The Community Stoma Care service provides information and advice to those living with a stoma that is aimed at improving the quality of stoma care management and quality of life by providing:

  • Information and advice before surgery
  • Home visits to provide support and advice following discharge from hospital
  • Regular follow up during the first year following surgery
  • Treatment and Management of problematic stomas
  • Advice on stoma management
  • Assessment of parastomal hernias and belt fitting
  • Psychological support
  • Information on lifestyle, diet and skin care
  • Information and teaching of colostomy irrigation
  • Information and advice for patients with ileo anal pouches
  • Assessment and management of patients with abdominal fistulas
  • Annual reviews  
  • Updates on new products

The Stoma Care Service works in close partnership with colorectal, urological, gynaecological consultant and continence nurse specialists - as well as school nurses.

The administration team are based in:

The Continence Unit, Elsie Foley Suite 
Teddington Memorial Hospital
Hampton Road
Teddington
TW11 0JL

Telephone: 0208 714 4086 
Or mobile directly to the specialist Stoma nurse: 0773 8887853

Opening times and working days: 

Clinic every Tuesday (by appointment only)

Specialist nurse works Monday-Friday 8am-4pm  (excluding Bank Holidays)

The Stoma Care Service accepts direct referrals from healthcare professionals, patients and their carers. Referrals for children with a stoma are also accepted.

The Stoma Nurses liaise directly with GPs and other services for feedback/further treatment advice as required by individual circumstances.

  • Clinical Specialist - Stoma Care: Jo Sica