As many of our members know, stoma care can vary widely depending on where you live. So, in a bid to address this postcode lottery and help ‘level up’ provision, we recently joined forces with fellow charities the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association and Colostomy UK at a Parliamentary reception to lobby MPs and Peers about this.
We’re embarking on an exciting new venture to help raise funds for our charity, and we’re looking for an experienced children’s illustrator to help bring this project to life.
This September 2022, we’ll be cheering on our Chair of Trustees Brian Fretwell, who’s putting his best foot forward to tackle a 52-mile sponsored walk in aid of the Association.
As a charity, it’s essential that we fundraise not only ethically but engagingly to secure the donations, grants, legacies and other support we need to sustain our service for everyone who needs us.
Loneliness has no common cause. Sometimes it can be triggered by a life event or change in situation, or it may not be triggered by anything at all. Via the link below, you can find advice for you or others who may be feeling lonely, and suggested support routes, too.
It’s always a pleasure meeting our members in person, so we are really enjoying the opportunity to say hello and speak face to face at our Golden Jubilee Afternoon Teas around the country.
We at the Urostomy Association were saddened to hear of the recent death of actor Dennis Waterman, husband of our member Pam Flint. Our thoughts are with Pam and all of Dennis’ family and friends.
Robot-assisted surgery used to perform bladder cancer removal enables patients to recover far more quickly and spend significantly (20 per cent) less time in hospital, according to a first-of-its kind clinical trial led by scientists at UCL and the University of Sheffield.
Loneliness is one of those subjects nobody ever really likes to talk about, yet it can affect any one of us regardless of our age, background or living arrangements.