Hospital / Surgery - Ostomy NZ

If you wind up in hospital, whether it be for ostomy or non-ostomy related reason, you will need to take in sufficient supplies for the expected duration. It is also possible that the nurses on your ward may not know how to deal with ostomies.

It would be advisable to inform your stoma nurses when you will be in hospital and what for.

If it is an emergency, then your family may have to arrange to get supplies in to you and notify the stoma nurse.