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 a number of 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
Unit 71, 170 Forster Rd.
Mount Waverley, 3149
Open Mon To Fri 9am TO 4pm
Closed weekends and public holidays.