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Address Carole Hill – 32 Sir Richards Drive, Harbourne, Birmingham B17 8TP

Telephone 0121 4295600

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Useful Links

The colorectal nursing teams at our local hospitals are key players and should be your first point of contact if you are experiencing problems. They can also provide education and support to help patients adjust to their new situation.


Poolbank Clinic – Poolbank Street, Nuneaton CV11 5BD (2nd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm)

Ratcliffe Road Surgery – Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone CV9 1EU (last Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm)

Hinckley Clinic – Hinckley Health Centre, Ground Floor, 29 Hill Street, Hinckley LE10 1DS, (Wednesdays 9.30am to 12noon)


University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX – Telephone 02476 964000

Warwick Hospital Larkin Road, Warwick CV34 5BW – Telephone 01926 495321

George Eliot Hospital College Street, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ – Telephone 02476 351351

IA has a number of ‘sister’ charities which specialise in providing support and information as follows:

CA (Colostomy Association) – for Colostomists.

UA (Urostomy Association) – for Urostomists.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK – for sufferers of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

IOA (International Ostomy Association) – the international organization for ostomy support groups all over the world. click here

CiCRA – Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) funds research and supports families of children and young adults with Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

KT (Kingston Trust) – for elderly ileostomists.

The Breakaway Foundation supports families whose children have any kind of bowel or bladder diversion/dysfunction. These may include Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy, J-Pouch, Mitrofanoff, ACE, Self catheterisation, Suprapubic catheter or if the young person relies on incontinence products.

Breakaway runs information days and residential activity weekends for children and their families to meet others in a similar situation.

Julie Bastin
PO Pox 7982
Swadlincote DE11 1FB

Tel: 01283 240253

Mobile: 07903 220040

Email: [email protected]


Registered charity number 1154610

Professional Bodies & Charitable Organisations

Association of Coloproctology
Association for Continence Advice
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
Bowel Control
Bowel & Cancer Research
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Hernia Centre
CORE (formerly the Digestive Disorders Foundation)
Embarrassing Problems
IBS Network
NHS Choices
Nursing in Practice
Patients Association
Polyposis Registry
St. Marks Hospital