Ostomy care services

Our team of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence (NSWOC) has been helping patients for over 30 years with the transitions from hospital to home to living a normal, healthy life with an ostomy.

NSWOC nurses are registered nurses with specialized education to help patients with ostomies, continence issues and wounds. Learn more on our page about Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence. 

We can meet with you, your family members and support persons to explain the surgery, show you different pouching systems, answer any of your questions and ease your concerns. We are part of your health care team. We work with your hospital NSWOC to ensure that a stoma site is marked. This means an NSWOC examines your abdomen, discusses other factors with you, and selects and marks the best spot for the surgeon to place the stoma.
There are many things to learn after having ostomy surgery and this can be a frightening and intimidating time. While it is true that there are significant changes to your body and body image, carrying on with life is a very important goal of living with an ostomy.
We offer custom cutting for people with issues with dexterity or visual acuity (hand movements or sight). The NSWOC will make a pattern for you and it will be kept on file. Because cutting is done by hand, please allow additional time for delivery or pick up.