Our office will be closed on the following public holidays in 2018:
The next management committee meeting will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018, 2pm - at our office at St John Park.
Annual General Meeting
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 email@example.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.
New SMS Broadcast service for parcel delivery and collectsOstomy Tasmania now offers a notification service each week for orders requiring parcel delivery, via mobile phone contacts. If you have a mobile and would like to be included on our list please let us know and we will endeavour to include you in our regular broadcast service. We will also look to issue regular notification reminder for those that collect from our office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.