About Us - Ostomy NZ
FEDERATION OF NEW ZEALAND OSTOMY SOCIETIES INCORPORATED (FNZOS)
NZ Registered Charity
To work together with families, medical professionals and Health Authorities, to ensure that Ostomates and persons with related surgeries of every age and culture in New Zealand receive, free of charge, the best care and equipment that will enable them to lead normal lives of optimum quality.
We have member support groups around New Zealand, see the Local Support page for details.
The Federation is administered by the Executive Council, elected at the AGM by the member support groups.
President: Jill Newton
Vice-President: David Barnes
Secretary: Lee King
Treasurer: Robyn Gall
Committee: Jan Haines, Kallia Patching, Shelley McDougall, Brent Silcock
All NZ ostomates are encouraged to become members of their local group, both to provide and receive support and assistance from others in the same boat, and to enable the Federation to represent ostomates nationally.
We publish a national magazine, NZ Ostomate, 3 times a year. To view the latest copies see the Magazine page. As well as tips and advice and experiences from fellow ostomates, it carries adverts from the various suppliers - you are encouraged to contact them to trial their products.
In New Zealand those who are eligible for treatment under the Health System are provided with appliances through the local DHB.
Where the reason for the ostomy is covered by ACC, then ACC provide the appliances.
FNZOS is a member of the Asia Pacific Ostomy Association and the International Ostomy Association