SASS Virtual Support Group Meeting – Feb 2024

SAVE THE DATE Our February broadcast of the SASS Support Group Meeting is Proudly Sponsored by Convatec. Convatec is a global medical products and technologies with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence care and infusion care. We are doing things differently in 2024. Our virtual meetings will now be streamed across multiple […]

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 […]