Stomal care

We provide expert care and advice to patients and carers on all aspects of stoma and fistula management.

Our services

Patients can access a range of services, including:

  • pre-operative education and support for those about to have surgery (that may require a stoma to be formed)
  • post-operative education and support for patients and/or carers who have had surgery resulting in a stoma formation
  • education for patients and their carers
  • information for community health professionals in preparation for a patient’s discharge
  • connect patients with stoma associations in order to access supplies
  • outpatient support for Redcliffe Hospital stoma patients
  • support for patients who have long-term fistulae.

How to access this service

This service accepts inpatient referrals only.

Patients who have had a stoma formed at another facility will only be seen by Redcliffe Hospital Stomal Therapists after a referral from their General Practitioner or previous surgeon has been accepted by the Director of Surgery at Redcliffe Hospital.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Contact us

Wound and Stomal Therapy Department
Location: Level 5, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7633
Fax: (07) 3883 7954
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-3.30pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Central Referral Unit referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938