Support

“Talking to people makes a world of difference”

Even though stoma surgery can be life enhancing - and often is - most patients will go through periods of self-doubt. Salts has a range of support services to help. Join patient support groups or attend open days and exhibitions to keep yourself updated. Regular patient meetings take place to allow you to meet other ostomists face-to-face; and the FREE delivery service, Medilink, has walk-in customer service centres and a 24-hour helpline for advice when you need it.

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Salts runs a series of sessions all over the UK, giving talks on the issues that affect you every day, from leaks to skin protection. It’s a chance to meet with other ostomists and get specialist advice, while learning more about Salts products and how to use them. Here’s a list of the upcoming meetings happening near you:

OPEN DAYS 2017

Call Freephone 0800 626 388 for more information and to let us know you are coming.
The dates and venues are as follows:

Coffee Morning/Meeting:
  • Wednesday 8th February 2017
  • 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • St Mark’s at Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ

Stoma Care Clinic (For problematic stoma and/or AUR):
  • Tuesday 24th January 2017
  • Tuesday 21st March 2017
  • 9am – 4.00pm
  • Birmingham Central Medilink Branch
  • You must call Freephone 0800 626388 to book an appointment slot

Patient Support Group:
  • Saturday 11th February 2017
  • 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Bradford and Airedale Cancer Centre,
  • 44 Smith Lane, Bradford, BD9 6DA
  • For more details, call Stoma Care Nurse, Lisa Hall, on 07552276747

Moray Ostomates
  • 1st April from 1pm-4pm
  • Moray Resource Centre, Masondieu Road, Elgin IV30 1RX
  • Speaker Mr MacIntyre on stomas - ante and post op Contact Meggie 01343 552449 or Kathleen 07789684285

Scottish Open Days


The Inverness Branch will be holding a Health & Wellbeing Open Day at the following venue:-

Eight Acres Hotel
  • Morriston Road,
  • Elgin
  • IV30 6UL
  • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Time: 2-5pm

Dundee Branch will be holding a Health & Wellbeing Open Day at the following venue:-
Apex Hotel
  • 14th October 2016
  • 1 W Victoria Dock Road
  • Dundee
  • DD1 3JP
  • Date: Friday 27th October 2017
  • Time: 11am-2pm

Useful linksMore info

Organisation Web address

Arthritis Research UK   www.arthritisresearchuk.org
Bladder and Bowel Foundation   www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org/
Breakaway   www.breakawayfoundation.org.uk
British Dietetic Association   www.bda.uk.com
Cancer BACKUP   www.cancerbackup.org.uk
Cancer help UK   www.cancerhelp.org.uk
Colostomy Association   www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/
Diabetes UK   www.diabetes.org.uk
Disabled Living   www.disabledliving.co.uk
Health Professions Council   www.hpc-uk.org
IA (The Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group)   www.iasupport.org
Independent Living Association   www.independentliving.co.uk
Inside Out Stoma Support Group   www.iossg.org.uk
International Ostomy Association   www.ostomyinternational.org
Macmillan Cancer Relief    www.macmillan.org.uk
National Association for Colitis and Chrohn's   www.nacc.org.uk/
Nutritionist Resource   www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk
Oxfordshire Ostomy Fellowship   www.oxford-ostomy.org.uk
Swindon Ileostomy Association   www.swindon-ia.org.uk/
The Urostomy Association   www.urostomyassociation.org.uk
Wessex Urology Support Group   www.wusg.co.uk/
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