1 Stomal Therapist/Continence Consultant, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
An education package, to help smooth transition and demystify this strange sounding procedure , was needed .The Mitrofanoff Support Australia [ MSA ] together with funding from Hollister, Department of Health and Human Services and RCH assisted with funding for this resource which we really hope will help children to return to a normal life.
Judy has worked at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne for about 30 years ,most of the time in Stomal therapy/continence . As more and more children started to have mitrofanoff stomas fashioned, it became apparent that although we were learning and getting better at pre and post op care there was a problem when it came to getting these children back to school or kinder. Mitrofanoff CIC in these environments was often very daunting.