What’s new?

Keep an eye on our news feed, where we’ll publish everything that’s happening in the world of Salts Healthcare.

Blog Image

#CelebrateOstomy on World Ostomy Day!

World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years and this year industry and Ostomates worldwide will be supporting the campaign on 6th October. Its purpose is to raise awareness for people living with a stoma to improve their quality of life.

The theme this year is ‘Speaking out changes lives’, which promotes the idea that having an open conversation about life with a stoma and educating those without one, will improve the rehabilitation and lives of Ostomates. 

In order to celebrate World Ostomy Day, we created a campaign calling out to all Ostomates to send in a video of themselves talking about life with a stoma. With #CelebrateOstomy, we encouraged people to share their words of advice and experiences of having of having a stoma.  

The overwhelming response was ‘If I didn’t have a stoma, I wouldn’t be here’. This powerful message underlines the huge impact a stoma has, because it is quite often a life-saving operation.  

With the video responses we received, we created a video montage, which features people living with a stoma, embracing life and being active.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined the #CelebrateOstomy campaign and featured in our video. Your words of positivity and motivation are an inspiration to others. 

One of our favourites quotes by a truly admirable Ostomate, Bryce, said:

“When a bad thing happens to you, you have three choices –
You let it define you
You let it destroy you
Or you let it strengthen you.”

On that note, Happy World Ostomy Day, and please remember to speak out!


Our partners and accreditations

  • Medilink logo
  • BSF logo
  • SHA logo
  • Disability Confident Committed
  • BHTA logo
  • UTA logo
  • SGS logo

Our site uses cookies for marketing (if appropriate) and to improve your experience by allowing us to remember you and analyse how you use our site. To accept cookies click ‘Accept all cookies’. Alternatively, you can select only the 'essential cookies' required for the site. At any time you can click on our cookie control panel and select a different option.  |  View our privacy policy or cookie policy

Only accept essential cookies Accept all cookies