Distribution of Donated Supplies

OAS has been collecting donated stoma supplies from members and other donors. The list of items available for distribution is given in the Google Form Link below.

Criteria:
1) This is only available for OAS members.
2) Each member can pick 25 pieces of multiple items (max 5 pieces of same item).
3) The selected items will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
4) We will acknowledge your request and we will send the items to you by December 2022.

Please click on this link https://bit.ly/OASREQFORM3 to submit your request.

Closing date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Ellil @96372387 (WhatsApp preferred)

Celebrating Life – Ostomy Awareness Day 2022

It was a celebration on 1st October 2022 at the CGH Main Building Auditorium. Yes – Celebrating Life – With an Ostomy was the theme of Ostomy Awareness Day 2022. It was the first time this event was open to the general public.

Aimed at breaking down societal stigmas surrounding colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies, spreading awareness and offering education and resources – the morning was full of learning, fun and food. Singapore Cancer Society also set up a booth to distribute FIT Kits, emphasising the need for screening for and early detection of colorectal cancer.

Rich sharing from doctors, patient, caregiver, dietitian, physiotherapist and stoma nurse, followed by a panel discussion. Interspersed with a vibrant group dance performance, a magic show, exercise segment and Chinese dance on either side of a tea break with some of the most delicious food items you can find in a hospital setting!

The highlight of the celebration – the announcement of the pilot of ostomate-friendly toilets. Two of the handicapped toilets at Clinic C, Level 3, Medical Centre in CGH were fitted with shelves to enable ostomates to their appliance change properly in a public area. The plan is to extend this modification to all handicapped toilets in the hospital, followed by those in the rest of the country. This improvement to public amenities will allow ostomates to move around in the community with confidence, leading to better quality of life.

Ostomy Awareness Day 2022 was jointly organised by Changi General Hospital and the Ostomy Association of Singapore, in collaboration with Singapore General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Yishun Health, National University Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Sozo Wound and Stoma Care. It was supported by industry partners Coloplast A/S Singapore, Convatec (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Optimal Medical Products Pte Ltd, 3M Singapore Pte Ltd, Nestle Singapore Pte Ltd, and Vinda Singapore Pte Ltd.

Or scan the QR code below to see more photos of what went down at Ostomy Awareness Day 2022!

Ostomy Awareness Day 2022

It’s here – and it’s open to the public!

Sign up for our Ostomy Awareness Day 2022 – learn about leading a healthy lifestyle, prevention, and screening for colorectal cancer – which may lead to stoma creation.

Also listen to doctors as they shed light on the reasons for ostomies being created, and different ways of diagnosis, treatment and management.

You can even pick up a free FIT Kit from the Singapore Cancer Society Booth – for screening! (Singaporeans/PR above 50 years of age)

Powerful sharing from a Patient and Caregiver, and a panel discussion with Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Nurse and Patient will share a holistic view of living well with an ostomy.

And we have exciting performances to spice up the event!

So sign up NOW at https://bit.ly/OAD2022

Healthy Lifestyle Begins With A Healthy Diet seminar

Next in our Patient and Healthcare Professional Educations Series for Ostomates and Nurses, we will be holding an exciting online + physical event on “Healthy Lifestyle Begins With A Healthy Diet” seminar on 10 September, Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm.

In this session, learn from Principal Dietitian, Wong Hui Xin, on the different types of food and their suitability for ostomates. After that, join our brand ambassador, Debbie Koh, on an appetizing journey of how-to-cook a Cheese Baked Rice!

Hurry and register now because seats are limited for the event live at The Providore Cooking Studio. First 15 pax who are keen to join Debbie live gets to hands-on and cook together!

Note: Award of 1 CPE Point for Nurses pending approval from SNB

Visit this link to sign up now: https://bit.ly/Sep22Care

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Inaugural ACE Consumer Panel Meeting

OAS is pleased to be involved in this panel, a small but necessary step in giving healthcare consumers a voice, and consider their inputs when making decisions aimed at making drugs and treatments available and affordable to patients. This is in addition to, amongst other projects, consultation with the panel members on health education materials, both for general purposes, and specific conditions.

Click the icon below to see the post on Facebook!

Supplies for distribution

Dear member,

OAS has been collecting donated stoma supplies from members. We have currently a list of 80+ items available for distribution to the members.

Criteria:
1) This is only available for OAS members.
2) Each member can pick 25 pieces of multiple items (max 5 pieces of same item).
3) The selected items will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
4) We will acknowledge your request and we will send the items to you by July 2022.

Please submit your request using the google form via this link
or copy https://bit.ly/3GUWpgN onto your browser.

Closing date: June 24, 2022 Friday
If you have any questions, please contact Joan Heng @98269625.

Healthy Conversations – Ostomy & Mental Health

Join the first part of Healthy Conversations series – bringing together ostomates, nurses and caregivers. While getting an ostomy can solve many of the physical challenges that made an ostomate sick, it does not instantly heal all the mental anguish in this journey. Hear from expert speakers such as Dr Gilbert Fan and Sister Angela Liew on practical tips to manage mental health as ostomates. Together we have conversations that matter!

Date: May 28, 2022 10:00AM SGT
Click this link or scan the QR code below to register now!
https://bit.ly/CVT-OAS-WEB

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