Devon & Somerset IA

Our organisation provides support to people with ostomies and internal pouches in the counties of Devon and Somerset.

We have a good working relationship with the seven stoma units in our area; Exeter, Torbay, Taunton, Weston, North Devon, Plymouth and Yeovil.  The Stoma Nurses often attend our meetings.

Our President, Steve Mansfield, is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter and we are fortunate to have Steve attend our meetings when his busy schedule allows.

We hold regular meetings in the two counties and welcome anyone with a stoma and their friends and families.  We start our meeting with a delicious buffet lunch, and have a guest speaker who presents on either a stoma-related or general interest subject.  This is followed by an open forum, quiz and raffle.

We have members ranging from 18-99 years of age.  If you need support on anything stoma or internal pouch related, we can match you up with a member.  We are proof that colorectal surgery does not need to limit your life; we have an ostomist and an internal pouchee who recently completed half marathons!

Please feel free to contact our Secretary for more information.