Welcome to Queensland Ostomy Association
With great sadness, we here at QOA announce the loss of Bernie Preuss.
Bernie, who proudly volunteered here for the last 22 years, and served the last 10 as our President, passed away suddenly from stomach cancer on Tuesday 29th March.
Current Vice President Mary Robinson will step up to the roll of President up to our next AGM.
Be confident in knowing that we are working hard to make sure that this transitional time does not impact our day to day operations of fulfilling your orders.
Rest in Peace
COVID – 19 VIRUS
We are writing to update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your ostomy supplies. At this stage your supplies are not affected as we are working closely with our suppliers who have assured us of the uninterrupted product supplies.
Message From President of ACSA RE COVID Vaccine
Please note that from 22 March 2021, Members are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they:
- Were diagnosed with bowel cancer within the last 5 years, or
- Recently completed chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or targeted anti-cancer therapy, or
- Have metastatic bowel cancer, regardless of whether you are undergoing treatment.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made via the COVID-10 vaccine eligibility checker on the Department of Health’s website – covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gove.au/eligibility
INFORMATION FOR PICK-UP MEMBERS
Please do not enter the collection premises if there is a risk of infection of the COVID-19 Virus. Future orders should be for 2 months and please check your account has sufficient funds to cover postage should the need arise.
FOR THE POST-OUT MEMBERS
Your orders should not be affected as the Australia Post will deliver your orders as usual. It would be helpful if you could authorize the delivered goods to be ‘Left at door”, “No Signature Required”. It will save you time and effort chasing your parcels.
JUST REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
Welcome to Queensland Ostomy Association, a voluntary group founded in 1972 to provide maximum support and assistance to ostomates.
We are a member of the Australian Council of Stoma Associations and operate within their guidelines to administer the Stoma Appliance Scheme on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. Relevent information on becoming a member, placing an order and other details you may require can be found under the members’ tab on the menu bar.