Stomatherapy is care of patients who have their bowel or bladder diverted surgically onto their abdomen and are required to wear a stoma pouch (a bag) over this opening.
Stoma is a Greek word meaning mouth or opening. Patients may then have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.
We provide continuity of care for patients with a stoma formation providing:
• pre-operative information
• post operative information
• follow up care in the community either by a home visit and nurse led clinics at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital or at one of the local community hospitals within West Berkshire.
We are under the surgical division, but we are our own department.
We cover all wards and community hospitals.
Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gilly Tomsett, Lisa Jacobs, Anita Ryan
Senior Staff Nurse: Michelle Scicluna, Eva Martin
Clinic hours: Monday - Friday 8am – 4pm
Outpatients 1, level 2, South Block, Multi-storey Car Park
Patients to bring own stoma products to clinic.
Referrals can be made from any member of staff, GPs, relatives and patients.
ATM machine: Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.
NHS Foundation Trust London Road
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 7640