Did you know that if you have a permanent ostomy you are entitled to a prescription exemption card? you never have to pay for another precription again, for anything- not just stoma related.
If you dont have this then all you have to do is go to yuor local GP or doctor and ask for a form. Fill it in, sned it off and a card will soon follow.
You are also entitled to a few other bits, like a support belt, im due to be fitted for mine soon and you can get up to three of these a year, every year! Im using a company called SUPORTX- www.suportx.co.uk
they can taylor make an item for you from underwear to belts, everything is made for you.
I also managed to get myself some ostomy underwear! i went though a company called Vanilla Blush- www.Vblush.com
They do some amazing items so please have a look.
I have also been told you can get a waterproof matress topper on the NHS too, for those nights you may have a bag explode! I am still looking into this!
Make sure you get the items you are entitled to.
I use Securicare as a stoma supply company and they even supply anti bacterial hand gel so you dont have to pay for it!
Entitled to something else i havent listed? Please let me know!