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Ostomy Resources

Recent Changes Related to Home and Community Care

On May 31 2017, home and community care services and staff transferred from Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to Local Health Integration Networks. Home and community care services are now provided through Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). LHINs plan, integrate and fund local health care. We also deliver and coordinate home and community care.

As part of the Government of Ontario’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, this health system change was seamless in order to ensure uninterrupted care and support for patients and home care clients.

Patient Information Booklets – Ostomy Care

Living with your Ostomy

Undergoing ostomy surgery will result is some changes to your life. With support and training on how to take care of your ostomy, you will find that life can be as full as it was before your surgery. Over time you will become more confident and comfortable with caring for your ostomy. Most people living with an ostomy can return to a full and active life. 

The following booklets provide information to help you learn to live with an ostomy.

​Download your booklet below:​ostomy booklet, blue

Our patient information booklets were created in partnership with Trillium Health Partners (THP), Halton Healthcare (HHS) and enterostomal therapy (ET) nurses from 10 service provider organizations. 

Here's what patients are saying about our ostomy booklets:

"The ostomy booklet I received after my surgery is very easy ​to read and helps me better understand what it all means for me."

"I've shared my ostomy booklet with my family and it has helped them better understand what this means for me and them."

"The ostomy booklet covers so many of the things that I didn't feel comfortable asking my doctor about  it puts me at ease."

"The information in the booklet backs up everything that I was taught and it's a great resource for me to go back to when I need help with something."