- Crohn’s disease
- Cancer of the bowels
- Obstruction of the bowels
- Trauma & injury
- Bowel incontinence
- An emergency situation
In the UK all a patient’s aftercare is provided free of charge on the NHS, but this is not the case for most other countries. Colostomy bags are very expensive, in the unlikely event that the local pharmacy would have them in stock. Imagine the humiliation if you couldn’t get one and had to make your own out of leaky carrier bags – something that frequently happens in the 3rd world.
Jacob’s Well helps people, particularly in West Africa and Moldova by sending the ostomy supplies that otherwise they would not have, enabling patients to live a dignified life. We are very grateful to receive any donation of unwanted Ostomy products including pouches (even if they have been pre-cut) and accessories. We can also accept lotions, powder, sprays, gels and wipes – provided they are unopened.
You can either post them via the post office, using www.parcelmonkey.co.uk or www.myhermes.co.uk which usually works out cheaper for items over 2kg. They can come and pick up the item from your home and courier it to us.
Helen Hyams’ Work in GhanaBack in 2015 with retirement looming I approached the Beverley based charity Jacob’s Well Appeal (JWA) about the possibility of using my skills as a Paediatric Physiotherapist on one of their projects abroad. A few months passed and then I...