Patient experience survey – Ostomy appliances

Respondents needed! This survey aims to identify pain points faced by patients with the use of ostomy appliances (stoma bags, wafers, baseplates used in one-piece or two-piece systems). We aim to use these pain points in our endeavour to improve/re-invent existing ostomy appliances. Your honest input will be extremely beneficial to us to better improve the lives of our patients both current and in the future. Thank you so much for participating in our survey!

https://forms.gle/aEEYCYiHUBHghuUQA

Active Lifestyle Promotion by Coloplast

An active lifestyle is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and here’s the good news: Everything counts! Exercise will boost your confidence and help to reduce stress. Being fit can also make your ostomy appliances fit even better.

Promotion! Get a Coloplast active lifestyle bundle with any qualifying purchase of Ostomy appliances at Coloplast Sg Office.

More tips about exercising at https://www.coloplast.sg/ostomy-care/people-with-a-stoma/living-with-a-stoma-new/?section=Exercising-and-leading-a-healthy-lifestyle_558645#-

Ostomy supplies available for OAS members

To our members, good news – we have the following stoma bags and supplies from Coloplast available for members:

Coloplast PNDescription
15480Sensura Closed Opaque Bag
11804Sensura Uro Transparent Bag
10186Sensura Closed Transparent 60mm
12074Brava Elastic Tape Straight Shape
2833Alterna Extended Wear 60mm
2832Alterna Extended Wear 50mm
14249Alterna Convex Extended wear 60mm
14246Alterna Convex Extended wear 50mm

Each member is limited to only a total of 5 pieces and supplies are subject to stock availability. 

To indicate what you need, kindly complete the application form here: http://bit.ly/coloplastsupplies

Alternatively, you can also call Joan at 9826 9625 to make a request. 

If your request is successful, the supplies will be mailed to the address provided on the form. 

Closing date: 19 May 2021, Wednesday

OAS-Coloplast Care Webinar

OAS is continuing the Patient and Healthcare Education Series for Ostomates and Nurses. Join the OAS-Coloplast Care Webinar held this Saturday, 20 March 2021!

This Webinar is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. 1 (One) CPE Point will be awarded upon full attendance and submission of full name and SNB Registration Number. Registration closes on 27 March 2021, 23:59 and can be done here: http://bit.ly/3vqc4hN

Optimal Timing in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

In conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is collaborating with Farrer Park Hospital and Ostomy Association of Singapore (OAS) for their March’s support group online event!

Speakers:

  1. Understanding the needs of those living with Conditions due to Colorectal Disease
    -By Mr Ellil Mathiyan Lakshmanan, President of OAS
  2. Optimal Timing in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
    -By Dr Charles Tsang, Farrer Park Hospital

Date: 13th March 2021, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
(Please join 10 min earlier as the session will start promptly at 2pm.)

Register now via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VZJZs4uHTZe1p6jSZ4UJZw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Get (Your) FIT (Kit)

It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Singapore Cancer Society is giving out Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kits which help to detect colorectal cancer. The FIT kit can be collected at no cost and can be completed from the comfort of your home.

Eligibility to collect the kit:

  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident
  • Aged 50 or above
  • Have not done a FIT screening in the last 12 months
  • Have not done a Colonoscopy in the last 10 years

There are a few collection points:

  1. Singapore Cancer Society Main Office
  2. Guardian Health & Beauty Stores
  3. Watson’s Personal Care Stores

*Please check Singapore Cancer Society’s website for more information on the collection points and also the user guide:

https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/get-screened/colorectal-cancer/fit-kit.html#fit-kit-collection-points