Newcastle Hospitals Community Health

Stoma care

Newcastle's community stoma care service provides information, support and advice to patients who have had stoma surgery.

A stoma is a section of bowel that is brought through an artificial opening that is made in the right or left side of a person’s abdomen. Which side the stoma is placed depends on whether it is a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. A pouch (bag) is worn over the ‘stoma’ to collect waste from the body.

The stoma care service also supports the families and carers of people who have had stoma surgery.

How can I access the service?

We operate a clinic and an open patient support group. You can simply come along to this group – you don’t need to be referred by your doctor.

The clinic is run by a specialist nurse for stoma care. It provides a support network for all stoma patients where problems can be discussed and dealt with in a confidential environment. However, you can always contact the clinical nurse specialist using the details below if you have an urgent problem.

Services provided at the clinic support group include:

  • Professional advice and support
  • Skin care
  • Diet
  • New product information
  • Information on planning holidays and travelling hints / tips
  • Advice and support on sexual matters

The clinic and open patient support group sessions take place at the Molineux Street Walk-in Centre every Friday morning from 10.00am to 12.00noon.

If you would like to come to the clinic, please contact the clinical nurse specialist using the contact details below.

Home visits

For patients with a GP based in Newcastle, the service can offer home visits if patients are unable to attend the clinic. Please call the telephone number below for more details on home visits.

More information

Contact details

Walkergate Health Centre
45 Scrogg Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Tel: 0191 238 0011
  • Fax: 0191 219 4613


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