THE OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The board of OASA would like to invite all the members to the Annual General Meeting

2pm Sunday November 7th 2021
1 Keele Place
Kidman Park SA. 5025

Come meet the board and other members and have a say in your Association.

Join us for afternoon tea and a meet and greet.

 

CHRISTMAS CLOSING DATES

THURSDAY 16th DECEMBER 2021 RE-OPEN MONDAY 10th JANUARY 2022

PLEASE ensure you place your December and January orders before the 19th NOVEMBER to ensure receiving an order before the 16th December.

There will be no orders ready to pick up or to be posted until the 11th JANUARY 2022. As all the warehouses are in the eastern states eg; Sydney and Melbourne and will be closing for the Christmas/New Year holidays. They will be re-opening for processing orders on the 4th January so we will not be receiving deliveries from them until Friday 7th January 2022.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE PLACED ORDERS BEFORE 19th NOVEMBER 2021.

 

The time has arrived for OASA to move into our new Data Processing program SAMS 2.2 which has been designed for Medicare to have better compliancy of Associations and the distribution of supplies to members. We have been gearing up for this since January 2021with updating our members data files and asking members to submit their orders on the correct order forms with all mandatory fields filled out correctly.

We understand the demographics of some of our members with, age / tech knowledge, so it is important that family members step up and help parents / siblings moving forward.

The mandatory information to be on every order form.

Medicare number ---- ----- -/- all 11 digits which includes the number next to the members name ……. 1.2.3.
Expiry date ….. 05/2023 (example only )
Pension/concession card number…………….Expiry date……
Date of birth. …… 04/07/1939 ……(example only )

Well, the cool weather has started to settle in for the next few months. Personally, I love winter and good comfort food like soups and stews/casseroles dumplings and snuggling up with my dogs and watch the rain.

The time has arrived for OASA to move into our new Data Processing program SAMS 2.2 which has been designed for Medicare to have better compliancy of Associations and the distribution of supplies to members.
We have been gearing up for this since January 2021with updating our members data files and asking members to submit their orders on the correct order forms with all mandatory fields filled out correctly. We understand the demographics of some of our members with, age / tech knowledge, so it is important that family members step up and help parents / siblings moving forward.
The important information for every order form is:
Medicare number ---- ----- -/- all 11 digits which includes the number next to the members name ……. 1.2.3.
Expiry date ….. 05/2023 (example only )
Date of birth. …… 04/07/1939 ……(example only )
IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

MEMBERSHIP FEE:
The compulsory Access fee for you to receive your Stoma appliances is due on the 30th June 2021. Plus, the administration fee of $20. There will be a $20 late fee applied from the 1st August 2021……… No membership fee No products.

If you are in financial hardship please make arrangements with the office for the fees to be made in installments so they are PAID by the 30th June.

Notification of Reversals is important as we must inform Medicare and keep our records up to date.

Notification of a member passing away is also important as there may-be an order sitting on the shelf waiting collection or a parcel to be posted out or being prepared for postage. If you could nominate a family member to inform us it would be greatly appreciated. I know it is a distressing time so within a month would be good. It is very important as we need to inform Medicare.

Medicare own the Stoma Appliance Scheme and we are answerable to them:

There is a form on the back of the renewal notice to update your details:

Please keep your details updated as it helps us to have the correct details especially if a member has gone into care or moved accommodation. If you have gone onto a pension since last year please inform us so we can update your file.

Making changes to your order or wanting to add something at the last minute can be a little tricky as we don’t keep all 4000 products on the scheme in our warehouse. Please be mindful that it may take a week or so to get that product in from the warehouses interstate. We do try to be accommodating so please be patient as we take pride in be efficient.

 

 

Well life is about to get interesting on June 1st 2020 with pubs opening with 80 people aloud in and that means going out for dinner, YES so happy. Gyms and indoor fitness centres and boy that is needed as everyone has beefed up a bit while sitting home on the sofa in front of the TV. Lots of other goodies are on the list with funerals, beauty salons ALSO but I am here to say that OASA is NOT lifting their restriction at the moment. Our Stoma Clinic is starting up again and that means that there could be some vulnerable members coming in plus we still need to keep ourselves safe for our members so we can remain open.

Heather Walsh | President of OASA

 


I would like to introduce you to our wonderful Stoma Rabbit Daisie. She is our associations mascot and makes us smile. Keep an eye out for our display coming soon with other bears, rabbits and other friends that will be for sale. Daisie is “NOT for SALE” so watch this space.

The Board and Management of the Ostomy Association of South Australia appreciate all our Volunteers and the huge contribution they make to keep the wheels turning.

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions we can’t have a function to show our appreciation until the restrictions are reduced. A date and Venue to be announced so watch this space.