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ICOEF (International Children's Ostomy Educational Foundation) UK

NO ICOEF UK TRUSTEE OR VOLUNTEER RECEIVES ANY SALARY

Reg. address: 41 Louville Avenue, Withernsea, HU19 2PA Charity No. 1168670

Tel:-01964 613690

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Visit

Yesterday representatives from the International Children's Ostomy Educational Foundation UK (ICOEF) visited Torbay Hospital to introduce members of the stoma and Louisa Cary teams to the ‘Gastronauts’; a range of educational puppets designed to help stoma nurses assist ostomate children and parents through their life changing medical procedures.

The charity presented the Hospital team with their very own Gastronaut teaching puppet, allowing them to begin helping children adjust to and understand their stoma bags.

These individual personalised puppets are for children who have bowel, bladder or intestinal diversions. Each puppet is designed to reflect the child's own diversion with its own ostomy bag, catheter or gastrostomy tubes to help teach them how to change or empty their bag and alter their feeding tubes safely.

 

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Visit

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