Gill Reay-Jones is a highly experienced nurse and specialist stoma care practitioner. She has held the position of stoma care clinical specialist at East and North Herts NHS Trust since 1997, as well as providing private stoma care at Spire Harpenden for the past seven years.
Gill is a member of The Association of Stoma nurses and has presented at their annual conference. She was nominated for a national award for innovation for fast tracking the stoma patient pathway in 2007. Gill previously worked as the Ward Manager on a colorectal ward and has over 30 years medical experience.
All patients referred pre op will meet the Stoma nurses for counselling and siting of the Stoma. The patient will be reviewed daily and taught Stoma care, dietary advice and supported emotionally.
When the patient is discharged Gill and Allison will refer the patient to their local Stoma care nurses for community care and on going advice and support.
If the Stoma was not planned, then inform Gill and Allison as soon as possible and they will see the patient daily from then on, insuring the patient gets high standard of individual care.