NOTICES

2018 Xmas Holiday Closure

Our office will be closed on the following public holidays in 2018: Thursday 25 October - Royal Hobart Show

Christmas closure 2018/2019: Last day for Collections will be Tuesday 18th December. Please note last mail orders need to be in by Monday 10th December to ensure delivery of your parcel before Christmas. The office will reopen to the public Monday January 7th 2019.


Annual General Meeting / Committee Meeting

The next meeting incorporating the Annual General Meeting, will be held on 15th September 2018 at 2pm, to be held in our office at St John Park. The AGM will include the election of Officers and Committee, preceeded by the Management Committee meeting. All welcome.

Download Nomination Forms


SUPPORT GROUPS

All Ostomates are invited to attend their nearest support group meetings held on a regular basis around the state. These meetings are especially recommended for new ostomates, providing valuable support and information.
Adrian Kok is the volunteer state coordinator for Ostomates Support Groups based in Launceston, Ulverstone, and Hobart - covering the North, North-West and Southern regions. Adrian states... "Living with a Stoma can have its own challenges no matter how long you have had it. Meeting other people with similar problems and being able to talk to people who understand in a private setting makes a big difference to a lot of people."
The meeting days are held on a regular basis (usually March, June, September and December), and are normally around 2hrs in duration. These meetings can often have Stoma Therapy Nurses and/or company representatives in attendance to discuss the most up to date advice on new products and the latest medical developments.
Please RSVP to Adrian Kok on 0498196059 or email leah.kok@hotmail.com

 Ostomates Northern Support Group

Ostomates in Northern Tasmania meetings are usually held the first Monday of the month, commencing commence at 10.00am. Partners are most welcome to come along to the support group as well. The meeting are held at the Cancer Support Centre - 69 Howick Street, Launceston. Parking will be available at the rear of the building.  RSVP one week prior to the meeting if you are attending for the first time. Morning tea will also be provided at NO COST to you. 

Ostomates North - West Support Group

Ostomates in North - West Tasmania meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month, commencing 10am at the Ulverstone Senior Citizens Club, 16 King Edwards Street. Morning tea will also be provided at NO COST to you.

Ostomates South Support Group

Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of the month, commencing 10 am at the Glenorchy RSL Club - 320 Main Road Glenorchy. Morning tea provided free of charge. Anyone interested in attending a night meeting please contact Adrian Kok on 0498196059.

Please RSVP to Adrian Kok on 0498196059 or email leah.kok@hotmail.com


Semi Colons Support Group

Semi Colons is a support group for men and women impacted by colorectal cancer. The group meets in Hobart on the third Thursday of each month.

For more information, please contact Cynthia Taafe at Cancer Council Tasmania on (03) 6169 1915.


Notification service for eParcel delivery, and collects

Ostomy Tasmania have now changed to eParcel delivery with Australia Post. This does not alter the time parcels leave our office, however Australia Post now handles the notification service for orders requiring parcel delivery, via mobile phone SMS and email. If you have a mobile (and/or email) and would like to be included please let us know and we will endeavour to add your details to the Australia Post eParcel notification service.
NB: Once we upload the data to Australia Post eParcel online Ostomy Tasmania is not responsible for the efficiency or accuracy of this service.
If you have a query in relation to this service please contact Australia Post direct, however if you need to change the contact details you still need to let us know.
Ostomy Tasmania will continue to issue regular notification reminders for those that collect from our office.


Volunteers Needed!!

Ostomy Tasmania would be unable to provide our service to members without the valuable assistance provided by our volunteers. Volunteers receive and warehouse stock, pick and pack orders and prepare parcels for distribution by Australia Post. Volunteers also assist with IT, database and website management. We are extremely grateful for the contribution they make.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, and can commit to a regular time period on one or more of Monday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings, we would welcome your help. Please contact Sue on 6228 0799 or email admin@ostomytas.com.au.


Great Comebacks program

The Great Comebacks® Program began in 1984 under the leadership of Rolf Benirschke, with support from ConvaTec. It was designed to raise awareness of quality of life issues for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer or other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery. Today the Great Comebacks community has spread far beyond its original borders, raising awareness around the globe through inspirational individuals who have chosen to share their stories and offer hope to others facing these diseases and transitioning to life after surgery. More information can be sourced via links page.