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About Us

The Ostomy Association of Singapore (OAS) was founded in January 2014 by a group of colorectal cancer survivors with the main objectives of providing support for those living with ostomies, or who may have had, or will end up having ostomies for colorectal or urological conditions. We offer reassurance, emotional support, appropriate advice and practical information not only to survivors and patients, but also to their caregivers, both before and after surgery.

To be the organisation that provides the best possible quality of life for ostomates through advocacy.

To promote the rehabilitation of persons who may have colorectal surgery / urinary tract diversion surgery, by informing, educating and increasing public awareness on stoma care, and offering psycho-social and emotional support.

To date, we have close to 750 members.

But we feel that we have to reach out to even more, to drive home the message that they are not alone in their plight, and that help is at hand for any problem that they may have while living with their condition.

Our Programmes

Patient Ambassador Support - Provide psychosocial support to newly diagnosed patients requiring an ostomy, and those who are already living with ostomies in the hospitals and the community at large.

New Patient Ambassador and Caregiver Training

Distribution of ostomy supplies to needy patients

POSH (Patients' Online Support Hub)

Financial Assistance for needy patients

Educational Programmes for ostomates and healthcare professionals

Exercise Programmes for Ostomates

Engagement with MOH ACE-CEE

Ostomates Get together

Research studies
  • Community
  • Elderly
  • Health
  • Social Service

Ellil Mathiyan Lakshmanan

Ostomy Association of Singapore

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