A Visit to the Kangaroo Club

 

A Visit to the Kangaroo Club

Many thanks to the Kangaroo Club, the Oxford-based internal pouch support group, who invited National IA to take the IA stand to their Information Day on 16th September. Maggie and Kate enjoyed meeting so many members of the pouch community, including some IA members. The day was packed with advice and support for pouchies.

Mr Bruce George, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon from OUH NHS Foundation Trust, gave a detailed presentation highlighting the potential surgical interventions which may be required through the life of a pouch. Specialist Pouch nurses Simon Turley and Fran Woodhouse of OUH and Angie Perrin, Clinical Education Lead from Salts Healthcare, offered many practical troubleshooting tips for pouch problems.

We learned a great deal from Qualified Nutritionist Therapist Clemmie Oliver, who is herself a pouchie. She gave a fascinating talk and lots of sound advice on diet for good and continuing pouch function. The impact of pouch surgery on families was also explored through presentations by a daughter, a wife and a husband of three pouch patients.

It was a fabulous day and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event. Thanks again to the Kangaroo Club Committee for their hard work in organising the day and for inviting IA pouchies to share it.

Kangaroo Club event

IA Members Maggie and Kate with Laura Dunn, Chair of  The Kangaroo Club and David Davies, of the Red Lion Group.

 

Other News

Updates from our Facebook page

Birmingham IA
3 hours ago

Birmingham IA
3 days ago

Birmingham IA
3 days ago

Want to meet like minded living with a #stoma or an internal pouch? Come and meet us at our socials and zoom meetings ??Also visit our website for full list of events near you www.iasupport.org

Birmingham IA
5 days ago

Internal pouch event on 29 June at the Radisson blu hotel in Bristol

Birmingham IA
10 days ago

Always a pleasure to support and attend other local events in Birmingham. Here are some highlights StomaTips GetYourBellyOut #stoma empowerment #ostomate community

Birmingham IA
15 days ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c1wwdd6v2wjo

Birmingham IA
18 days ago

Reliving the great moments of the Information day

Birmingham IA
32 days ago

Birmingham IA
42 days ago

Only two more days until our 2024 Informatiom Day! Hoping to see lots of you there \ud83d

Birmingham IA
53 days ago

Just 2 weeks to go to our Birmingham Information Day!!! We are looking forward to seeing you \ud83d In the meantime we enjoyed a lovely social with 16 members in Halesowen with cake yum!

Visit our Facebook page >>