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A friendly ear:

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BOSS members at the World Ostomy Day held in Bristol

What’s new - what’s free?
The Colostomy Association publishes the quarterly ‘Tidings’ magazine; call 0118 939 1537 or email (dontations invited). The free ‘Charter’ magazine also is well worth receiving, especially as it is a forum for latest developments and has lots of samples on offer.  Sponsored by Coloplast, you can get on the mailing list by writing to Coloplast Ltd., Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6BR.
ConvaTec also produces a free stoma magazine called ‘Converse’.  To get on the mailing list write to - Subscriptions, Converse, Frepost, Milton Road, Ickenham, Uxbridge  UB10 8BR; or call 0800 282254.

Short cut when cut short:
You are entitled to a key that unlocks the door to the public toilets carrying the RADAR sign. The local office to write to is:
The Vassell Centre, Gill Avenue,Fishponds or call 0117 9653651. They key costs £3.50, or equivalent to your next 350 ‘spend a pennies’! The organisation is based at Unit 12, City Forum, 250, City Road, London EC1V 8AF

Get in touch with professionals at:

Colostomy Association   
Enterprise House,
95 London Street
Reading RG1 4QA

Free Helpline - 0800 3284257

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group  
Secretary: Bruce McKenzie
PO Box 132, Scunthorpe  DN15 9YW

(01724 720150)
Free Helpline - 0800 0184724

Urostomy Association

National Ass for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
98a London Road St Albans, AL1 1NX
(01727 830038)

The Continence Foundation

The IBD Club (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Macmillan Cancer Relief Information Line
0845 6016161 ( Local rate )

National Association for Colitis and Crohns

Link sites well worth a visit:

Lifestyle advice sites
Colostomy questions answered
A US explanation of surgery procedure digestive.niddk.nih.go

Database of suppliers
Peak Medical Ltd Web site:
Freephone: 0800 6520424

Hollister Web site:
Phone free: 0800 521377

Salts Web site:
Freephone: 0800 626388

Pelican Healthcare
Web site:
Phone free: 
0800 0527471

Clinimed Web site:

Phone free: 
0800 036 0100

Dansac Web site:
Free samples: 
0800 581117

Web Site:
Phone free: 
0800 220300

Coloplast Web site:
Free Phone:
 0800 220 622

ConvaTec Web Site:
Free Phone: 
0800 28 22 54

Farnhurst Medical
Web Site:
01273 490 050

Welland Web site:
Phone: 01293 615455

White Rose 
Web Site:
Phone: 01202 854634


Christina Hammond:

0777 386 9503

Rob Malkin:

0117 966 8021