Other Stakeholders

Three distinct stakeholder groups have a direct interest in the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS).

Page last updated: 21 February 2014

Australian Council of Stoma Associations (ACSA)

The ACSA represents, at a national level, the interests of all 22 regional stoma associations in Australia, and provides liaison with the Australian Government and appliance suppliers; coordinates support services for people with stoma throughout Australia and publishes the national journal 'Ostomy Australia'.

The purpose of the ACSA is to promote the general welfare of persons who have undergone surgery for the information of a stoma.

ACSA Secretary
PO Box 2427

Email: acsasec@bigpond.com

Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA)

MTAA represents the interests of manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices and diagnostic reagents. The role of the MTAA is to liaise with government and stoma associations on industry related issues to the SAS.

Medical Technology Association of Australia
Level 2, 54 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060
PO Box 2016, North Sydney, NSW, 2059
Tel: 02 9900 0650
Fax: 02 9900 0655

Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN)

The AASTN represents stomal therapy nurses who have received specialist training to cater to the specific needs of ostomates.

The Association's major objective is the promotion of quality care for a wide range of people with specific needs relating to ostomy construction, urinary or faecal incontinence, wounds with or without tube insertion and breast surgery.

Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses
St Andrews Hospital
350 South Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000