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14th June 2019

Stoma Surgery – What to Take to the Hospital

A question many people have when going into hospitals for stoma surgery is what exactly should they take with them. The last thing you want is to be in hospital and wishing you’d brought something to keep you busy or to make you more comfortable. But fear not, below we’ve got some of the essential…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare
17th May 2019

World IBD Day 2019 | Raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

World IBD Day is held every year on the 19th May and unites the world in the fight against Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Over 300,000 people in the UK are living with IBD and with no cure or known cause, it’s so important to raise awareness of…

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Categories: Community By: GoldCare
8th May 2019

How will pregnancy affect my stoma?

Will a stoma affect my pregnancy? At some stage in their life, most people want to start a family and have children with their partners. Every pregnancy is an exciting experience, even if it can be a little scary at times! As an ostomate, you might have your own concerns regarding pregnancy and any problems…

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Categories: Care Advice, Lifestyle By: Goldcare
26th April 2019

5 Things To Bear In Mind If You’re Visiting An Airport This Summer

With the summer months fast approaching, lots of people are starting to think about booking their summer holidays. Whether you’re fancying a relaxing beach holiday or a fun-filled adventure holiday, you shouldn’t let your stoma get in the way of enjoying your time off this summer. One of the primary concerns that ostomates have when…

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Categories: Travel By: GoldCare
10th April 2019

Gardening with a stoma

At last, the cold winter months are on the wain and we can look ahead to better weather, longer days and of course, the blossoming of nature. If you’ve been counting down the days to better weather, then the chances are that you’re itching to get out into the garden. Whilst it’s tempting to throw…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare
25th March 2019

Enjoying family time as an ostomate

With the arrival of Mother’s Day and the nicer weather hopefully on its way, now is the time to enjoy extra time spent with your family. Mother's Day is considered a 'family time' holiday, it’s a time for fun activities and days out with your family, whether it’s a nice walk in the countryside, a…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

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