Going Home (for stoma patients)

This booklet has been produced jointly by the RCN Stoma Care Forum and IA.

It is designed for patients who are leaving hospital with a new stoma, and looking forward to being back with their families and friends. They are probably wondering how life will be in years to come.

The booklet will tell you that it is going to be all that you would like it to be in the future. You have everything to look forward to with confidence.

                    We regret this booklet is currently out of stock

In quite a short time, like many thousands of other people who have a stoma, you should be able to enjoy a good quality of life with minimum inconvenience.

Subjects include:

  • Prescriptions and supplies
  • Disposal
  • Dietary considerations
  • Common concerns
  • Drugs
  • Bathing and clothing
  • Social activities
  • Sex and pregnancy
  • Work
  • Travel advice