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Galway University Hospitals to hold free Stoma Care Information Evening

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care Unit is holding a free public information meeting for anyone who has had or is due to undergo stoma surgery. The event will take place on the 09 June in the Clayton Hotel, Galway from 5pm to 9pm with talks starting at 6pm to 7pm. Family members, friends and carers are also welcome to attend. 

Entitled “A stoma in your life “, the evening will focus on quality of life issues and looking together at positive influences on living with a stoma. 

Clinical Nurse specialists from Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospital will be in attendance and provide talks on improving quality of life for Ostomy patients, including advice on abdominal core exercises. Stoma patients will also be on hand to share their individual experiences. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Mary Quigley, says; “We are delighted to be back hosting our first informative event since 2019 which aims to support people with stomas and their families.

“During the evening, there will be informative talks, exhibit stands for new ostomy products like, swimwear, underwear and support garments.  There will be an opportunity for those attending to also speak to the clinical nurse specialists on a one-to-one basis. Refreshments will be served and there will be lots of spot prizes. It is an informal evening and people can bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.”

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)