The objectives of the Association are to help people to cope with life with a stoma, to provide information and encouragement concerning all aspects of stoma care; to distribute free stoma care appliances and pharmaceutical items, approved by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Commission.
The Association is a non government self help organisation with a committee of management elected from and by members. The Association employs a Manager, who has the responsibility for the efficient operation of the Appliance Distribution Center and fulfilling the purposes of the Association. The Manager is assisted by several staff members and approximately 30 voluntary helpers, most of whom have a stoma.
Ostomates come from all walks of life and age groups, some adjustments may be necessary, but having a stoma should not prevent returning to a normal life.
Ostomy Association of Melbourne Inc
25-37 Huntingdale Rd
Burwood VIC 3125
Ph 03 9888 8523
Fax 03 9888 8094
Open Mon To Fri 9am to 4pm
Closed weekends and public holidays.