Patient support organisations
Australian Council of Stoma Associations
- Aust Prescr 2013;36:138
- 1 August 2013
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2013.055
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The Australian Council of Stoma Associations (ACSA) coordinates support services for people who have had ostomy surgery. In conjunction with the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, it manages the Stoma Appliance Scheme which supplies ostomy products to members.
ACSA collaborates with appliance suppliers and ostomy associations, advocates for those with inflammatory bowel disease, and produces a journal 'Ostomy Australia' which provides information on ostomy products and practice.
The state and territory associations offer assistance with appliances and supplies, through stoma therapy nurses. There are support groups in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.
| The ACSA Secretary
PO Box 2427