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DIFFERENT KINDS OF OSTOMY SURGERY

WELCOME TO THE FEDERATION OF NZ OSTOMY SOCIETIES INC

A COLOSTOMY
A COLOSTOMY
Artiicial opening in the colon which is brought to the surface of the abdomen.
AN ILEOSTOMY
AN ILEOSTOMY
Created by brining part of the Ileum through an opening in the abdomen.
A UROSTOMY
A UROSTOMY
Urine must be diverted from its usual route out of the body, to the abdomen.

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MR G.J. ROADLEY, FRACS

The first New Zealand Ostomy Society was formed in Christchurch in 1961. There are now 19 Societies covering the country from Whangarei in the North to Dunedin in the south The Federation came into being in 1972. With a population of over 4.5 million there are nearly 6,000 ostomates in New Zealand, which is one in every 760 persons. This ratio is very similar to that found in Australia.

NZ OSTOMY EXECUTIVES

PRESIDENT
RICHARD McNAIR

VICE PRESIDENT & Editor of the NZ Ostomate Magazine
JILL NEWTON

SECRETARY
LEE KING

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

FEDERATION OF NZ OSTOMY SOCIETIES

To work together with families, all medical professionals and Local Health Authorities, to ensure Ostomates and persons with related surgeries of every age and culture in New Zealand and within our Region, receive, free of charge, the best care and equipment that will enable them to lead normal lives of optimum quality.