Our mission is to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. This requires both an understanding of their medical challenges and the many other concerns that impact their lives. These can be related to social situations, travel, work, intimacy, exercise or just a trip to the shops. We gain this understanding by listening to them and to nurses and specialists who care for them. It is what inspires us and enables us to deliver the products and services that can make a difference.
Nine people relive moments of doubt and worry that our products helped them to get through.
"I felt lonely and incomplete when I wasn’t capable of sex. Since I found a solution, I have started dating again and my life has opened up.”
”It took a while but now I have taken back control. I’m trying new things, pushing my limits again."
"For some time I was too nervous to play in front of others. But now I’ve got my confidence back. When I play, I feel free.”
“My stoma doesn’t define me. My friends know about it and they support me. I feel comfortable when we are hanging out.”
"I love taking my boat out and I do so whenever I can. Sometimes the weather stops me. But I won’t let my condition stop me."
”My daughter is busy with school and friends these days, but we’re still close. And when we have time together, we make the most of it."
"I lost 35 kilos when I was ill. But I have put it all back on. I feel determined, I’m training regularly and I’m now a specialist personal trainer."
”Clothes are a part of my identity, so I worried about what I could wear after my operation. Today, I still dress the way I want.”
"I was so glad to get back to work, it meant a lot to me. At first I worried about my ostomy appliance, but now I’m just focused on the job."
Most people are not aware how widespread intimate healthcare conditions really are. Nor how serious their implications can be for the people who live with them. These figures suggest the scale of the challenge.
With our products and services, we want to make a real difference to the quality of life of the thousands of people they represent.
Our Care programs, designed for people living with an ostomy, offer straight-forward advice, personalized support and inspiration. Care is available when you need it. Our dedicated regional language speaking CARE team of advisors and specialists are here to help you live a better life by helping you do more of the things you love, so you can be you!1800 102 0550 Enroll Now MyOstomy App