What is OOF?

OOF stands for the OXFORDSHIRE OSTOMY FELLOWSHIP, a voluntary group of people who have had stoma surgery – colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. It was formed in 1991 by stomatherapy nurses who recognised that people, both before and after surgery, find it helpful to talk to others similarly placed.

What is it for?

We have three purposes:

What do we do?

Most of our meetings are social, barbecues, a Christmas lunch, skittles evenings, tours of Oxford colleges with teas and outings. The AGM is held in the summer and followed by a barbecue. A calendar of events is sent out regularly. We co-operate with the stomatherapy nurses in running Open Days, where manufacturers and others display their wares and services. We also make periodic visits to stoma product suppliers.

How much does it cost?

Not much. The annual membership fee of £5 to cover administrative expenses has remained unchanged since 1991. It is payable only by the ostomist: associate membership for partners is free.

Like to know more?

Please contact us at: info@oxford-ostomy.org.uk