Stoma care nurse specialist
Chris’ area of specialty is the provision of specialist services for new and established ostomates, as well as supporting and guiding patients whose surgery results in stoma formation.
She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 working as a staff nurse and a Sister on a ward specialising in colorectal surgery.
After gaining experience in Stoma Care for a period of time Chris secured a Stoma Nurse Specialist post at Wansbeck General Hospital in 2003, transferring to North Tyneside General Hospital in 2008 and Hexham General Hospital in 2012.
She supports and guides patients whose surgery results in stoma formation in both hospital and community settings in North Tyneside and Hexham. Chris also supports the provision of pre-operative and post-operative stoma education, counselling and support.
In addition she teaches and updates ward staff, nursing and medical students, pharmacy and physiotherapy staff in the elements of stoma care.
Chris sees patients at North Tyneside General Hospital and Hexham General Hospital