ABOUT OSTOMY TASMANIA

Ostomy Tasmania Incorporated is a non-profit organisation, and a registered charity and deductible gift recipient. We are governed by a voluntary Management Committee, many of whom are ostomates themselves. Until 2007, the association was wholly managed and staffed by volunteers. In July 2007, the decision was made by the Management Committee to employ a part-time Administrative Officer, and this has now expanded to four part-time Administration Staff to meet the growing business demands on the organisation. Ostomy Tasmania is currently managed by the Secretary, who works in a voluntary capacity. We also could not operate successfully without our pool of 10-15 volunteers, who between them work over 400 hours per month. Many of our volunteers are either ostomates themselves, or are the friends or family members of ostomates.

Ostomy Tasmania provides appliances to over 1500 members in Tasmania. This involves ordering and warehousing stock, processing about 1000 member orders per month, and distributing products either by mail or at our office counter in New Town. We issue around 2500 products every month.

We work closely with the Tasmanian Stomal Therapy Nurses. You can find more information about the Stomal Therapy Nurses at www.stomaltherapy.com or click here to link to the names and contact details of the Stomal Therapy Nurse for your region.

Management Committee

The Management Committe meets twice a year for General Meetings and otherwise on an as-required basis, to discuss matters and make decisions pertaining to the operation of the organisation. Positions on the Committee are subject to election each year at the Annual General Meeting. Financial members present at the meeting are eligible to vote.

The 2017/2018 committee members are:

Office Bearers
President: Mr Peter Clarke
Vice President: Mr Charles Spiegel
Secretary: Mrs Sue Hoyle
Treasurer: Chris Laugher
Minute Secretary: Ms Rebecca Thompson

Committee Members

Mrs B. Clarke, Mr A. Kok, Mr P. Lopez, Mrs M. Ferguson, S. Hicks RN, Mrs H. Hortle, Mr P. Emery.