Department of Health Request for Feedback
The Department of Health is seeking feedback from ostomates and other stakeholders on access to products under the Stoma Appliance Scheme. The feedback provided will support potential improvements to ensure ostomates continue to have access to the products and the support services they need to manage their stoma. You can view the outline and provide your responses by clicking the link below or by downloading a Microsoft Word version of the outline and emailing a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm 20 September 2019.
The website link can be found at https://consultations.health.gov.au/technology-assessment-access-division/stoma-appliance-scheme-consultation
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.