Stomal Therapy

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Stomal Therapy Section (NZNO)


Please contact Ginnie Kevey-Melville by email  for more information about the Stomal Therapy Section or to enquire about section membership:



  • To be the recognised professional organisation for all Stomal Therapy nurses in New Zealand.
  • To recruit nurses practising, identifying with, and/or interested in Stomal Therapy care to belong to the NZNOSTS Nurses National Section.
  • To practice within the protection, partnership and participation principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • To develop and disseminate Standards of Practice for Stomal Therapy Nurses.
  • To provide a communications network for all members including regular newsletters, conferences and disseminating information on issues pertaining to Stomal Therapy nursing.
  • To liaise with appropriate authorities on social and health issues relevant to Stomal Therapy nursing and community health.
  • To encourage, promote and provide the development of educational programmes/seminars for Stomal Therapy nurses and those interested in Stomal Therapy care.
  • To encourage and support research into Stomal Therapy nursing issues.
  • To actively facilitate the ongoing strategic and professional development of Stomal Therapy nurses in conjunction with the appropriate health authorities.
  • To promote Stomal Therapy nursing and increase the profile of Stomal Therapy nurses.
  • To communicate and liaise with other Stomal Therapy organisations at a national and international level.
  • To support the objectives and activities of NZNO.

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