Advice and Tools
For every step of your Ostomy Journey
SASS aims to advocate and align the standard of Stoma care and services across South Africa which will be applicable to both the private and public sectors.
Tips and Tricks
Who is SASS?
The South African Society of Stomates (SASS) is a Non-profit organization formed by Ostomates across Southern Africa to facilitate a “holistic” approach to ostomy patient care by bridging the gap between the private and public sectors whilst advocating for the rights of fellow ostomates throughout the country.
SASS aims to advocate and align the standard of Stoma care and services across South Africa which will be applicable to both the private and public sectors. Thereby aligning to the global standards set out by The International Ostomy Association (IOA).
SASS also aims to support all ostomates and their families with their transition into the new normal. Ostomates of all kinds are welcome to become members of the organization whether you have a urostomy, colostomy, ileostomy & whether it is permanent or temporary.
The organization is new and in its beginning phases and invite you to register as a member. As a member you will have access to all ostomy related information and events posted as well as form part of a collective family of fellow ostomates who can provide and share with each other ostomy experiences, support and advice.
For Living with a Colostomy, Ileostomy or Urostomy
Help us achieve
What we set out to achieve with YOUR help
Medically reviewed surgery-specific information. Making sure you have access to the best possible care. Ostomy pouch management tips, diet & nutrition, skincare, sexuality, travel tips and more!
Support to you & your family whilst you transition into your new normal. You will have access to a local peer support group, where you can get answers to questions, or connect with our Facebook community.
BE AN ADVOCATE
We aim to advocate the standard of Stoma care across private and public sectors, whilst aligning with the global standards set out by The International Ostomy Association (IOA).
What has been happening at SASS
Intimacy with an Ostomy
It is normal normal to feel anxious about how stoma has changed your body and this can make you shy away from being intimate with your partner. Meaningful and fulfilling intimate encounters can still be part of your and your partner’s lives. Open and honest communication with your partner lay at the heart of the […]
SASSTOMATES Running 4 Nurses
South Africa has over 60 000 people living with a stoma and less than 100 nurses qualified to offer appropriate support & care. Sasstomates Faizel Jacobs & Graham Daniels will be running the 2022 Cape Town Marathon to raise funds for SASS. Funds raised will be used to send nurses in the public healthcare system […]
SASS – July 2022 Support Group Meeting
Meeting Details: Topic: Lifestyle Tips & Tricks Date & Time: 27 July 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting lifestyle tips and tricks for Ostomates. PLEASE NOTE: Once registered you will receive the meeting login details.