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Ostomy Supplies

Posted by trudel, on Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:38 am
Hi, in England  all prescriptions for ostomy supplies are free I am told by my stoma nurse. I have not had my colostomy yet, due to go into hospital on 22nd November and op to take place on 23rd.
I have also been told that after my op all prescriptions will be free  even for non ostomy stuff. Don't know how it all works yet but expect I'll have plenty of time after the op.
Of course we say prescriptions are free, but they are not really unless you are benefits, because of cause we all have to pay National Insurance if working or earning money. So this is why prescriptions are free at point of supply.
Reply by panther, on Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:04 am
Yes they are free. You need to get a prescription exemption certificate. If you go to your pharmacy you can get a form, then take it to your G.P to sign and post it. Your entitled to it whether your working or not.
Reply by Past Member, on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:49 am
Hi Trudel, best wishes for Sunday/Monday, wonder if it's The Qeen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham you are going to. Make sure you have a couple of waterproof mattress covers, mine are the quilted type, needn't be that horrible plastic, and some old towels to lie on when you get home, can save an awful lot of agro in the early stages whilst you get used to it.' Hope you have plenty of support once back in your own surroundings, look forward to reading about your progress on here. p.s. love the donkey!
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