We are a small but experienced team of specialist nurses offering pre and post operative support, advice, teaching and practical care as required. We see our ward patients and run clinic appointments daily alongside our phone and email consultations.
How we help
Our aim is to support Ostomists on their journey from before surgery and subsequently for as long or often as required. We offer psychological as well as practical support for day to day living as well as specific problem solving. We have access to a wealth of written information and can help direct you towards any additional support you may need. The links provided below access a plethora of information provided by our charities including Cancerwise where we hold a monthly patient support group (contact Cancerwise for details).
What happens at your appointment
If you are pre operative and your surgery is planned, we meet with you to discuss the implications of stoma formation and provide written information so you know what to expect. We usually coordinate this with pre operative assessment to save you extra trips to the hospital but can be flexible to suit your individual preference.
If you have an existing stoma, and you have asked to see us for practical support, please bring spare supplies as we will usually need to have a look at the stoma and surrounding skin and replace the bag. We have a large stock of alternative products should we need to make any changes.
Most appointment times allow for 30 minutes and are pre booked with us.
Where we are
The Stoma Care message line is an answer machine and email advice service and is not for emergencies.
St Richard's Stoma Care Nurses
- Sally Heron
- Becky Hartley
- Sharyn Hives
We are based in The Loxwood Centre, near the west wing of St Richards Hospital. There is a pay and display car park opposite the Loxwood centre at the front of the Hospital.
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
(our answerphone is checked daily Mon to Fri) 01243 831527
Worthing Stoma Care Nurses
- Cathy Avery
- Elizabeth Hustings
- Cat Olliver
We are based on the 1st Floor West Wing between Buckingham and Broadwater Ward, Worthing Hospital.
Please contact the department if you need a clinic appointment or advice. We aim to reply to any messages left on the same day or the next working day.
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
01903 205111 Ext. 85494 or 85607
Brighton Stoma Care Team
- Kate Evans (Lead SCNS)
- Tina Walker (SCNs)
- Lindsay Branch (SCNS)
- Jesse Boxall-Steeden (SCNS)
- Brittany Winston (SCNS)
- Victoria Humphries (Team Administrator)
A specialist nurse will respond as soon as is possible (this is normally on the same day if the call is left before 1pm and the next working day if left after 1pm). Please leave your name, hospital number or date of birth and a contact telephone number so we are able to call you back.
01273 696955 Ext. 64215
How to refer to our services
You can self-refer if you are an existing Ostomate or have been told you are likely to need a stoma (See contact details above).
- Colostomy UK – A UK charity supporting people with a stoma
- We are strong – Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association (iasupport.org)
- The Urostomy Association – Support & Information for patients and carers
- Cancer Support in Chichester, West Sussex – CancerWise