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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.

Staff details

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gilly Tomsett, Lisa Jacobs, Anita Ryan 
Senior Staff Nurse: Michelle Scicluna, Eva Martin

Opening hours

Clinic hours: Monday - Friday 8am – 4pm

How to get here

Outpatients 1, level 2, South Block, Multi-storey Car Park

Patient guide – what to bring

Patients to bring own stoma products to clinic.

Any other information

Referrals can be made from any member of staff, GPs, relatives and patients.

Nearest refreshment point

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • Jamaica Blue Coffee Shop, level 2 (South Block)
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)
  • League of Friends - Coffee shop (Battle Block, Level 1)

ATM machine: Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.

Useful contacts

Stomatherapy Department
Hopkins Ward
Centre Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 7640


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