Mar 18, 2016
The Colostomy Association's dedicated helpline for parents and carers of children with bowel dysfunctions - JOSH - has received the endorsement of the Pediatric Stoma Nurse Group.
The Junior Ostomy Support Helpline was launched by the Colostomy Association at the end of 2014 to provide a much-needed service for parents and carers of children with a variety of bowel dysfunctions and diversions. JOSH has now received the support of the UK's main association for stoma care nurses who work with children.
The endorsement underscores the need for a service like JOSH. Any callers to the helpline can arrange to be called back by a fellow parent or carer or a child with a stoma. Callers can be matched with helpliners whose situation closest mirrors their own. Our helpliners are then able to provide practical and emotional support.
The Pediatric Stoma Nurse Group was established in 2005 and has developed into a valuable, proactive independent forum, working closely with industry in research and development.
Speaking about the endorsement, a Colostomy Association spokesperson said: "We are incredibly proud to receive support from the PSNG who perform incredible work for children with a stoma across the UK.
"The endorsement demonstrates the quality of support our helpline can provide to parents and carers who may be struggling to bring up a child living with a stoma."
If you would like to speak to a JOSH helpliner then call 0800 328 4257 and request a JOSH parent to give you a call back.
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