In Case Of Emergency Please Attend Your Local Public Hospital
As a non-profit organisation we serve the community by providing medical appliances, support and advice to members, their families and carers. Our members a have a stoma which is an opening formed on the skin where part of the digestive system empties. This maybe a result of birth defects, cancer, accident or disease. It may be permanent or temporary. Our members range in age from new born to over 100 years. There are approximately 44,000 Ostomates (people with a stoma) in Australia of which 2,300 are our members.
Ostomy Association of South Australia Inc
ABN: 19 265 527 792
1 Keele Place, Kidman Park SA 5025
Phone: 08 8235 2727
Fax: 08 8355 1073
The Department of Health is seeking feedback from ostomates and other stakeholders on access to products under the Stoma Appliance Scheme. The feedback provided will support potential improvements to ensure ostomates continue to have access to the products and the support services they need to manage their stoma. Please click on the survey page to the right [or below if viewing on a small device] to commence the survey.
Annual General Meeting
Ostomy Association of South Australia
2pm November 3rd 2019
The Management Committee of Ostomy Association of South Australia would like to invite all our members to attend our annual AGM. Come visit and meet your committee that keep the wheels turning and manages all aspects of your Association, meet other members, mingle and have a chat and some afternoon tea.
The Association is run by Ostomates for Ostomates on a voluntary basis and are dedicated to making our association successful and compliant with all aspects of The Stoma Appliance Scheme. After a very turbulent year of a Federal Department of Health investigation and Federal Auditors coming through, we can now walk tall and be proud of OUR association. All the new procedures that had to be put in place to become compliant are to the benefit of all members. Our NEW staff, are up to date with all new policies and procedures that have been implemented and are following the Guide Lines of the Stoma Appliance Scheme to the letter.
We, the OASA committee, would love to see and meet as many of our members and have a cuppa and a chat.
Hope to see you on the 3rd of November 2019 at 2pm
If you can’t attend in person please send a Proxy and have your vote counted for all important decisions relating to your Association. Proxy form attached. Download here.
Nominations for the Executive:
126.96.36.199 of our New Constitution states “not greater than (5) Directors being elected by members at the Annual General Meeting.
Your vote is for the Executive as a collective and not for individuals. Have your vote for your Executive who has worked hard to weather the storms of the last 12 months and they will continue to do so if re-elected.
Our Management Committee will be re-structured in accordance with our New Constitution that was voted on at the last AGM and lodged with Business and Consumers Affairs soon after.
It will be set up as;
5 Executive Directors to be elected by the members
4 Directors to be appointed by the Executive for their skill set.
Nominees for the Executive are as follows:
Remember: Your vote is for the Executive as a collective and not individuals.
All nominees are Ostomates.
Appointed Directors are installed for their skill set.
Ostomy Association of South Australia
Order supplies for one month for:
Order supplies for two months for:
***Conditions Apply, in general there is a 6 month period stomas can change size or shape so new members are recommended to only have one month at a time. The friendly office staff can help with any enquiry
Please allow 3 weeks to receive postal orders
To save money on cheques or money orders, get your bank teller to deposit money directly into our account…. Please don’t forget to use your member number as the reference !!
4 EASY WAYS TO PAY...
1Direct Deposit into OASA’s BankSA bank account
- Account Name: Ostomy Assoc of SA
- BSB: 105-074
- Account: 045 135 240
- Reference: "YOUR MEMBER NUMBER"
2Cheques and Money Orders
- Please make payable to Ostomoy Association of SA Inc
- Money Orders please fill in your name and address on the back
3Visa and Mastercard
- Phone payments after 1PM please
4Pay in person at OASA office
- Cash, cheque, credit cared or money order
When to use Accessories
Adhesive Remover Wipes and Sprays
To remove old appliance and any sticky residue left behind, before applying a new appliance.
For cleaning around your stoma, comes as wipes for easy application or liquids to use on soft cloths.
Protect Barrier Wipes and Sprays
To be applied after cleaning skin and before new appliance it provides a protective barrier against body waste.
Creams and Ointments
For hydration of skin, aids in the prevention of dry skin, must be absorbed before applying new appliance or appliance will not stick.
Extensions provide extra support and security for your pouch/bag.
For the elimination of odours within an ostomy pouch. To only be put into the pouch not taken orally.
To assist stool move from stoma to bag, to decrease the likelihood of ‘pancaking’ (faeces collecting at the neck of the pouch rather than sliding into the pouch).
For levelling skin folds and scars, allowing better adhesion. May help with the prevention of leakage and prolonging wear time.
For help with red, raw, sore skin (possibly weeping) around the stoma, use sparingly and dust off any excess.
Barrier Seals and Sheets
For extra wear time and extra skin protection. Seals are round or oval in shape, convex or flat. Sheets are 10 x 10cm or 20 x 20cm squares for you to cut out any irregular shape you may need.
All of the seals and sheets should be body temperature before putting them on a clean and dry area. Allow seals and barriers to come away from your skin when ready, do not rip or tear them away.