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@example.comYou can view the Stoma Care Self Help Guide here.
We are regularly reviewing our visiting policy and are currently piloting pre-booked visiting appointments on some of our wards with the overall objective of allowing visitors to all relevant areas and wards across both hospital sites as soon as it is safe to do so. Please note that if there are significant changes to the local rates of infection, we may need to put full restrictions back in place at short notice for the safety of our patients and staff.
For patients attending face to face appointments, we encourage you to have a rapid-results lateral flow test and obtain a negative result in advance of your appointments at one of several rapid test centres across Bedfordshire.
This includes patients and support partners attending Maternity appointments and patients attending Outpatient appointments.
Full details about where to get tested is available here.