June 4th 2020
Due to social distancing requirements, collection of orders will remain suspended and the office closed to members. This will be reviewed by the committee in July.
April 22nd 2020
The Association is doing everything we can to maintain an uninterrupted supply to our members. We have received reports of deliveries taking up to two weeks in the local area. As a result the Association has begun dispatching May orders.
We thank our members for their patience and support during this busy and unprecedented time.
April 15th 2020
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well and had a Happy Easter. 🐰
A reminder that the office is closed to members and collection has been suspended indefinitely. We are still available by phone Monday – Thursday 10am – 1pm and by email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Due to COVID19 safety measures contact may be slightly delayed) Members should continue to order as per usual and orders will be dispatched through Australia Post in due course.
March 26th 2020
UPDATE – REGARDING COLLECTION OF ORDERS.
Member collection has now been indefinitely suspended to ensure the health of the Association staff, volunteers and members.
Please ensure you keep your account up to date and be sure to update any personal details, such as your address.
Postage and handling of $15 will be charged. No invoices will be sent.
If you have provided your credit card details we will process otherwise please electronic transfer (email email@example.com to confirm bank details)
Please continue to order as normal.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.
March 18th 2020
ADVICE TO MEMBERS (COVID – 19)
We have been advised by all suppliers of SAS listed ostomy products that they will be able to continue to supply their products as required. Please do not panic and continue to order as normal.
DO NOT come into the Association if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone that has travelled to other countries within the last 14 days.
If you do not wish to collect, the Association can post your supplies (postage fees apply).
We will update as required.
The ACT & Districts Stoma Association Inc. is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that operates for its members’ welfare and works to further their interests.
The ACT & Districts Stoma Association Inc. provides support and assistance to people in Canberra and the adjoining region who have had stomal surgery.
We provide stoma-related supplies to more than 700 members. We are committed to our members’ wellbeing and to helping them to lead full, independent lives.
The association operates under the Stoma Appliance Scheme, the Australian Government program that supports people with stomas by giving them access to approved, clinically appropriate stoma-related products that meet their individual needs.
Becoming a member and fees
Most members receive their products monthly, though other arrangements are possible. Members must lodge a written order for the supplies they need. Supplies can be collected in person or mailed for a small fee.
There are monthly or annual allowances on the number of items a member can receive.
Find out about the Stoma Appliance Scheme and your entitlements
We hold periodic social functions where members can meet their fellows, share experiences and and see what new products are available.
Check out our News and events page for details.
The association is managed by a committee that is elected annually.