Shropshire, Wales and The Marches
Mr Naing Lynn, MBBS, FRCS (Surg), D.Urol, FRSC (Urol), MD, FEBU
Mrs Toni Haines
Mr Geoff Harris
All in the Day Centre at the Uplands Care Home, Clayton Way, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 8GA. Click here to see on Google Maps. Contact Branch Secretary for further details.
Shropshire, Wales and the Marches Branch was formed in 2007 to offer support to urostomists living in, but as the Branch name states not limited to, the English-Welsh borders and all of North and Mid Wales, including the remoter areas. The original area has now spread to cover most of Wales apart from the far south. Covering such a large geographical area our Branch works hard to address the problem of maintaining close contact with all its membership. Our Secretary’s Report is circulated three times a year to coincide with Branch meetings at which several of the suppliers of ostomy-related products regularly display their products. Whenever manufacturers and suppliers arrange promotional events within our area you will almost always find someone from our Branch in attendance.
Branch meetings are normally held three times a year at the Uplands Care Home, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. We also hold one meeting a year in North Wales, and one in South Wales.
The meetings are a social event, an opportunity to meet old, and make new, friends and enabling anyone who so wishes to discuss problems and solutions. Our Branch President, Mr Lynn, Consultant Urologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, attends when his busy schedule allows. Manufacturers and delivery companies exhibit at all our meetings and their specialist knowledge and advice is invaluable. Guest speakers on a whole range of topics often feature on the agenda.
Wherever we can and whenever sufficient support is forth-coming we will try to arrange additional events at locations anywhere within our area to bring the Branch that bit closer to those for whom the journey to Shrewsbury is not an option but who would welcome some direct involvement.