Research Study - Living with an ostomy, dealing with leaks
Researchers at the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) at Ulster University have developed an online questionnaire to gather information on living with a stoma and dealing with leaks. Ultimately, the findings from this questionnaire will aid future research into usefulness and usability of an early warning system that can be used to alert the patient to the impending advent of a leak.
IA National Draw winners
IA was delighted to welcome Cllr Mrs Carole Weston, Chairman of Rochford District Council, on 31 January 2017 to draw the winning tickets for IA’s 2016 National Draw. With a brand new Vauxhall Corsa, £2000 holiday vouchers and £500 retail vouchers up for grabs, three lucky winners were selected. Congratulations to our lucky winners below:
First Prize: Miss E Owen, North Wales
Second Prize: A long standing member, Northern Ireland
Third Prize: Mr T Bruce, Sheffield and Rotherham
Thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets, funds raised from the draw will enable IA to continue to support people, both locally and nationally, living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch; their family, friends and carers.
You can read the press release issued by Rochford District Council via the link below
It's not the end, it's the beginning
Hannah contacted IA in November 2016 as she was planning to run the Stafford Half Marathon in March 2017, in aid of IA. After Hannah’s mum had received tremendous support from IA both in the run-up to and since surgery, Hannah wanted to give something back. Armed with an IA t-shirt, Hannah has been in training ever since. In her own words, even as a keen runner, she has not run this distance before and it is a massive accomplishment for her.
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