The October Edition of the Ashburton Ostomy Society's Newsletter is now availablenewsletter 20

The Auckland Ostomy Society's Newsletter for Jan/Feb 2018 is available for download from here

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The Canterbury Ostomy Society's Newsletter for February can be downloaded herenewsletter 20

This is a program that has been instituted by Convatec worldwide and is designed to showcase the achievements of Ostomates or people with similar problems. This is the first year that New Zealand has been included in the awards and I am very happy that in fact two New Zealand Ostomates have made it to the finalists.

Both Jill Newton and Kallia Patching made it to the finals out of a total entry of thirty people. As a member of the Great Comebacks steering committee I can assure everyone that it was a very hard task indeed narrowing this number down to the final six as so many of the stories were just so incredible.

All of the finalists will be attending the prize giving dinner and awards ceremony in Brisbane on the 12th of  March 2017 were the winner will be announced at the Cloudland’s events centre.

Additional to the award for the winning Ostomate will be another award to be presented to a Stomal Therapy Nurse who has gone beyond normal duty to help patients regain quality of life.

Richard McNair

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