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NEWS

(updated Thursday 23rd June 2022)

Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease - June 2022 update

Ostomy NSW is continuing to process orders and dispatch as per normal with our distribution team. Our office staff are now back working in our office and we have welcomed back our volunteers. There remain some delays due to the volume of orders and our suppliers are experiencing some Covid-related transport issues, resulting in an extra day or two for us to receive your appliances. Australia Post continue to pick up daily and their delivery to residential is currently 2-3 days from our dispatch.
We will keep you informed of any changes. Please continue to send enquiries to orders@ostomynsw.org.au as our emails can be accessed remotely if there are future changes.

Stomal Therapy Nurse (STN) CLINIC has returned

Ostomy NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Gavegan as our STN operating on a weekly basis. Lee has twenty-two years’ experience with stoma care and believes in the importance of a patient-centred approach to care. The clinic that Lee will be a virtual telehealth process, with consultations utilising mobile phone and video conference facilities. For this reason, Lee and her clinic is available for all of members to contact her for support and care.
At this stage there is no face-to-face clinic available at our temporary location.

The telehealth clinic will operate on Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm. Please call our office on (02) 9542 1300 to make an appointment, and Lee will contact you for a time to meet. The virtual clinic is offered to all of our members and we would appreciate a donation to Ostomy NSW to support the cost of providing this service. This service is especially recommended for members who are unable to see a local Stomal Therapy Nurse.

MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE FOR 2022/23
Pleas see below - there is no change to fees.
ONL is mindful of the increasing costs of many other services
- please consider a donation to help meet our costs over the next 12 months.

Annual membership renewal is due by 1st July 2022

Membership Fees 2023/23

Full Member: $70 ($60 + $10 membership of ONL) + consider adding $10 voluntary contribution (tax deductible)
Concession : $60 ($50*+ $10 membership of ONL)+ consider adding $10 voluntary contribution (tax deductible)
Please Note as per the Operational Guidelines of the Stomal Appliance Scheme
ALL OUTSTANDING AND CURRENT FEES MUST BE PAID BY JULY 1 2022 FOR SUPPLIES TO BE ISSUED FROM JULY 1 2022

New Postage Costs from 1st October 2021

ONL needs to maintain its financial viability providing you with Government funded PBS stoma products. The commission paid by the Department of Health only covers 36% of the cost of picking and packing, and membership fees around 44%. The increased cost of postage and the cost of labour to handle each order requires a modest increase in the cost of postage, effective from 1st October 2021. 
Standard parcel
$15 and two-month parcel $30
Interstate            $20 and two-month parcel $40
Express Post       $22 

Click To Boot  (see below) $5

How to contact ONL ?

Phone: (02) 9542 1300. Our main line is now fully functional. Please call this number for all your enquiries.
Email address: orders@ostomynsw.org.au This is the best way to order.
Website: see PBS logo below, this will be sent to our "orders" email account - please complete all required fields.
Postal address: PO Box 3068, Kirrawee NSW 2232, lower priority due to the time it takes.
Fax: (02) 95421400 - we recommend using email as the best way to order.
Email is the preferred communication, as we can share the work amongst our team. 

Delivery timeframes

Please allow 8 to 10 working days for delivery on orders. (This includes delays due to COVID-19).
We can often achieve better during the middle of the month.

Pick-up not yet available

Your safety remains our top priority. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, pick-up orders are not yet available. This is to ensure the safety of the ONL community and to protect our most vulnerable members, staff and volunteers. Postage and handling fee of $15 will be charged. Payments can be made by Debit Card, Credit Card, Direct Debit, Cheque or Money Order.
Click To Boot
We have trialled Click To Boot and this has worked well for some of our members. If you wish to use this service, please nominate this on your order. We require an email address and mobile phone number and will send you details if your order is available using click to boot. This service has a $5 fee.
 

Medicare Number required with your online order

It is now compulsory to provide your current 11 digit Medicare number, to enable ONL to claim on your behalf.
The 11 digits are the 10 digit sequence on the top of your card; the 11th digit is alongside your name.

Example: 1234 56789 1
1 - My Name
Becomes 12345678911 (no spaces or dashes).

Thank you for your assistance - Ostomy NSW team.

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