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Auckland DHB Nursing Services - Ostomy

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The Ostomy service provides specialist nursing advice, assessment, support and supplies to people of all ages who have a stoma.

A stoma is a surgically created opening in the body e.g. the abdomen that requires the use of a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy bag.

What to expect
We will conduct a full assessment and then work with you to develop a plan to ensure your ostomy needs are met.

If you are able to attend a clinic you will be requested to do so. The clinics operate an appointment system to ensure you are not kept waiting.

If you aren't able to attend a clinic the nurse will contact you following referral to arrange a visiting time at your home.

Referral Expectations


Please use e- Referrals to refer to the appropriate service. Referrals are triaged by a multidisciplinary team and actioned by the appropriate community team.

Alternatively please phone our contact centre 0800 631 1234


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:27PM on November 2, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Nursing Services - Ostomy.