Shocking treatment of stoma patients in the public health sector

Daily Maverick exposé has revealed the shocking treatment of stoma patients in the public health sector. Many have resorted to dangerous alternatives due a shortage of colostomy pouches in Gauteng, while others are fitted with incorrect ones. There are also allegations of tender corruption among suppliers. Mark Heywood, Citizen Maverick editor, says the problem is […]

Types of Ostomy Bags and How to Choose What’s Best for You

Many Ostomates fall victim to the common misconceptions that daily leakage and skin irritation are normal occurrences that come with the territory of having an ostomy. The reality is, they are going through unnecessary struggles due to the fact that they aren’t using the best products for my individual situation.

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 at Tygerberg Hospital Stoma Clinic

SASS, in collaboration with the Tygerberg Hospital Stoma Clinic & The South African Stomaltherapy Association (SASA) hosted a workshop with nurses from the stoma clinics that fall within Tygerberg Hospital’s district. At the event, our Stoma Nurse Sr Busi from Tygerberg hospital and Sr Aneeke from SASA spoke to the group in attendance covering topics: […]

Lerato took to Kilimanjaro beginning of June 2022

We are so proud of our very own Lerato, who as an ostomate summited Mount Kilimanjaro. “After I confronted this stage3 colorectal cancer mountain and survived it, I felt the urgent need to create awareness about this type of cancer and what being an ostomate means. Being an avid multi-day hiker I felt my ostomy […]

SASS – What Stoma Products are Availible?

We are so thankful to the team at SASA (The South African Stomaltherapy Association) for supporting our monthly meetings. This evening, Sr Jane Hoole chats to us about Stoma Products available in South Africa. Through the course of this conversation, we covered some interesting topics that we are confident, you the Ostomate will find extremely […]

SASS – April Support Group Meeting – Stoma Products

Meeting Details:Topic: Stoma ProductsDate & Time: 4th May 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting about Stoma Products. What is available? what do I need?  Its is important to note that these sessions by no means replaces a consultation with your Stoma Nurse or Physician. These […]

Diet. The Dos & Don’ts

he SASS February Virtual Support group meeting welcomed SASA (South African Stomaltherapy Association) to the meeting. SASA is a Not-For-Profit organisation established for the purpose of maintaining optimum care for individuals with ostomies, incontinence, draining wounds, fistulae, draining and feeding tubes and actual or potential alterations in tissue integrity. This evening, Sr Dee Waugh shared […]

SASS – February Virtual Support Group Meeting

South African Stomaltherapy Association ( SASA )

Meeting Details: Topic: Diet – Eating plans. The do’s and the donts Date & Time: 23th February 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg The meeting Log In Details will be sent to you once your registration has been completed – Registration Form Below We are so excited to announce the collaboration with South African Stomaltherapy Association (SASA).  […]