May 2021 – Virtual Support Meeting

You are cordially invited SASS will be hosting there first Virtual Meeting via Zoom. We hope that these meetings become a platform for us to support each other, get a better understanding of the challenges faced by OStomates across the country and ultimately, as a collective advocate for an

Virtual Support Meeting

You are cordially invited SASS will be hosting there first Virtual Meeting via Zoom. We hope that these meetings become a platform for us to support each other, get a better understanding of the challenges faced by OStomates across the country and ultimately, as a collective advocate for an

Ostomates Bill Of Rights

Know Your Rights

Know your rights and what to expect as an Ostomate The Patient Bill of Rights was adopted in August 2017 at the UOAA Conference. The Bill of Rights is a guide for ostomy patients and families to use as they navigate from preoperative counseling to post-operative care and support.

CeraPlus skin barrier

CeraPlus skin barrier On the 16th Oct 2020 SASS was invited to the virtual launch of CeraPlus in South Africa.  Here we learnt that 1 out of 3 people who experience itchy skin around the stoma have healthy skin. https://sasstomates.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CeraPlus-skin-barrier-ver-2-resized.mp4

How Can I Help?

How can you help? SASS‘s mandate is to be an organization run by ostomates for the ostomy community. We are appealing to our fellow ostomates to join us in sharing their skills to help drive this organization forward. What we are needing help with is: Social Media Specialist Graphic

Heather White

Well Done Heather

Well Done, Heather!  Hester, in Johannesburg, reached out to SASS for help and had the following to say: “I just want to thank Heather. She is amazing! I was in hospital for a month and have an open wound on my tummy as well as a fistula. When I

Welcome to SASS

The South African Society of Stomates (SASS) is registered as a Non Profit Company and was formed by Ostomates for Ostomates to facilitate a “holistic” approach of care & support to Ostomates. SASS aims to advocate for and  align the standard of  Stoma care and services across South Africa