Colostomy Association Purple Iris Award



Our Purple Iris Award recognises outstanding stoma care and exemplary service within a Stoma Care Department or community setting.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 award, so if your team has gone above and beyond in their care for you or a family member please complete the form in Tidings and return it to us by 30 April 2017. Alternatively call our office for a form. 

We welcome nominations for stoma care teams who:

  • Deliver an exceptional level of care
  • Lead an excellent co-ordinated care package with other agencies and across a variety of health issues
  • Are innovative with their ideas to deliver outstanding patient support

A representative from the winning stoma care department will be invited to attend our Open Day dinner at Wokefield Park on Saturday 16 September 2017 when an official presentation will be made by our President.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and to hearing about the wonderful work being carried out by stoma care teams across the UK. Careful consideration will be given to all entries and we will feed back comments anonymously to all nominated teams in recognition of their invaluable efforts.

The last recipients of the Purple Iris Award were the stoma care team at Maidstone Hospital who were presented with the award at the Colostomy Association's 10th anniversary gala dinner in July 2015.

Speaking about receiving the award Judy Mallett and Kirsty Craven from Maidstone Hospital said:  'We are delighted and honoured to have recieved the Purple Iris Award. We feel it is a very special achievement as the nomination has come from patients we have looked after. We believe passionately about providing a high standard of care for patients, their families and carers. that we have had the privilege to look after'.  

In 2013, our first ever winners of our Purple Iris Award were the Stoma Care Team at St. Mary's Hospital on the Isle of the Wight in recognition of their commitment to patients, families and carers.  


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