Welcome to the web site of the Irish Stoma Care and Colorectal Nurses Association (ISCCNA).

As far back as thirty-five years ago a group of surgical nurses in Ireland identified the need for a nursing speciality in stoma care and since then the role of the stoma care nurse has evolved and developed. The collective aim of the CNS/ specialist nurse is to ensure patients receive support and care in a structured and a evidence based manner.

The complex nature of the surgery for the patient that involves formation of a stoma and the associated patient needs require the CNS/specialist nurse to support the patient in response to their care needs. This includes physical, emotional and social support.

Mission Statement:

The core values and vision of the Irish Stoma Care and Colorectal Nurses Association (ISCCNA) is to ensure individuals who require care from a CNS/ nurse specialist receive the appropriate standard of person-centred clinical and emotional care. Continual professional development is integral to the role of the nurse as is the utilisation of evidence-based practice. The core values also reflect the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) mission, vision and values.

If you need a stoma nurse please contact your local stoma nurse if available from this list: /contact-us
Alternatively contact the hospital that referred you or the company representative that you were given when discharged from hospital.