The Stoma Care Department is available to all patients in the surrounding area who have a stoma. Our normal working days are Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
The Stoma Nurses hold weekly clinics on Thursday afternoons and Tuesday mornings at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital and alternate Wednesday afternoons at the Luton Treatment Centre. These are by appointment only.
Our direct telephone number is 01582 497091 and there is a 24 hour answering machine. Please leave a message and a member of the team will call you back. Alternatively we can be contacted via email on [email protected]You can view the Stoma Care Self Help Guide here.
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.