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Organization: Ottawa Ostomy Support Group  
Phone Numbers: Hotline 613-447-0361 * calls are automatically transferred to a volunteer who will either answer in person or by answering machine and return your call
Station H
PO Box 11134
Nepean, ON
K2H 7T8
Hours: Hotline Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm * leave a message after hours
Executives: Ian MacNeil - President
Alice Alexander - Treasurer
Service Description: Information and psychological/emotional support for persons who will or have undergone intestinal or urinary tract diversion surgery - colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or ileo-anal reservoir.

Meetings * supportive visiting service to ostomates, their families and caregivers

Support is available before, during and after the hospital stay * visitors are trained volunteers who are matched by age, sex, and type of surgery * members are encouraged to bring their spouses, family and friends to the meetings

Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 7:30 pm, September-November, January-May at 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa * wheelchair accessible * free parking December and June meetings may be at a different date/location * no meetings July-August
Fees: Membership - $40 for National membership or $20 for Chapter membership
Application: Call for more information * application forms are available at monthly meetings and in the monthly newsletter
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Open to all ages * persons who have undergone, or who will undergo, ostomy surgery - colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or ileo-anal reservoir * family and friends * medical and spiritual care professionals * anyone interested in learning more about ostomy * non-members can also attend meetings.
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Québec ; Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Diseases and Conditions Support Groups
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This information was last completely updated on April 24, 2017

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