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Stoma Care Team

The Stoma Care department for Southport and Formby Residents provide specialist nursing care to patients with a stoma, ileo-anal pouch or enterocutaneous fistula. A number of these patients have intestinal failure and require specialist nursing input to manage their complex abdominal wounds and appliances.

Patients are seen in a variety of settings, including wards, surgical outpatient clinics, nurse-led clinics and home visits (for local patients).

The Stoma Care Nurse believe all patients referred to them should receive the highest level of specialist, evidence-based care expected from a centre of excellence.

The team aim to:

  • Assist the patient to physically and psychologically adapt to their new stoma or pouch using a range of education tools and techniques
  • Support patients after discharge by providing expert follow-up care; in the form of home visits nurse-led outpatient clinics, email and telephone help lines
  • Treat patients as individuals, and with the highest level of dignity and respect
  • Act as a proficient source of knowledge to all members of the multi-professional team (both locally and nationally) involved in the provision of care to a person with a stoma or pouch

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from GP and any other Health Care Professional (HCP) for patients aged 16+ registered with a Southport and Formby GP.

Key Contacts

Call the Stoma Care department directly on 01704 387273

The team are based at:

Bladder and Bowel Service
Room 60-61 2nd Floor
5 Curzon Road

The Stoma Care Team

Samantha Miller - Lead Colorectal Stoma Care Nurse

Vanessa Stevenson - Colorectal Stoma Care Nurse

The Stoma Care Service

The overall aim of the stoma care service is to provide an informative and supportive service to our patients. This will begin when you meet your stoma care nurse, usually before surgery. You will be given information regarding stomas and stoma surgery, and on admission to the hospital your stoma care nurse will talk to you about whether you have understood this information, and discuss any questions or anxieties you may have.

After your operation you will be shown how to care for your stoma, including how to empty and change the appliance independently. You will be given information regarding your diet, ongoing supplies, returning to work, common problems and much more. 

Stoma Care Clinic

The stoma care clinics are for patients to attend for routine check-ups, if problems occur or if further information is required. These are run at Southport Health and Wellbeing Clinic on a Thursday afternoon between 2.00 to 4.00 PM. All local patients will receive a follow up appointment with a stoma nurse two weeks after being discharged. First Tuesday of the month at Phillips Lane Clinic.

The Stoma Care outpatient clinics offer:

  • Southport and Formby Hospital service provided for in-patients
  • Drop in clinic every Thursday at Southport Well Being Clinic 2pm - 4pm
  • Drop in clinic first Tuesday of the month in Phillips Lane Formby
  • Home visits for new post-operative patients or house bound

Useful Links


YouTube - enter Dansac Ostomy in the You Tube search


The ileostomy &Internal Pouch Support Group www.iasupport.org

IA (The ileostomy &internal pouch Support Group)

Danehurst Court,

 35-37 West street,




Freephone 08000184724

Email: info@iasupport.org

Web: www.iasupport.org


Urostomy Association

2 Tyne Place,

Mickleton ,





Tel 01386 430140

Email info@urostomyassociation.org.uk

Website: www.urostomyassociation.org.uk

Facebook: @urostomyassociation


Colostomy UK

Enterprise house,

95 London Street




General enquiries Tel 0118 939 1537

24 hour free help line 0800 328 4257

Email : Info@ColostomyUK.org

Website www.ColostomyUK.org


Beating Bowel cancer

39,Crown Road,


Tw1 3 EJ

020 8892 5256


Website    www.beatingbowelcancer.org