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Stomal Therapy Service Townsville Hospital and Health Service


The Stoma Therapy nurse led clinic is responsible for the delivery of education and care to pre-operative and post-operative patients. The Stoma therapy nurse adheres to the nursing process to formulate nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of management plans for inpatient and outpatients.

The Stoma therapy nurse is allied to and consults with the Colorectal and General surgical medical team. Nursing care is delivered within a continuum of care model using a person centred approach, the patient’s family/carer, domiciliary services, community nursing and GP referral to support ongoing care for patients with Stoma concerns post discharge. The Nurse led Stoma therapy service caters to both inpatient and outpatient population requiring:

  • Pre and post stoma  procedure education and support
  • Patients  with ostomates
  • Faecal incontinence

Referral Process

Self-referral and referral from medical practitioners are accepted.  Referrals are to be forwarded to the Surgical Primary Reception Centre where it will be triaged and an appointment allocated based on clinical urgency.

Contact details


Level 2, Acute Block, The Townsville Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814

 Postal Address IMB 79, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810

+ 61 7 4433 3578


+61 7 4433 2810

 Hours 8.00am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday - excluding public holidays.
 After hours contact your general practitioner or
 The Townsville Hospital Emergency Department on + 61 7 4433 1111

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Last updated: 22 December 2016