New ostomates will have their first products chosen by the medical professionals who handle their case. Usually, a stomal therapy nurse will select the products thought to be most suitable.

Ostomates may wish to try different products or change their existing product for another which they think might be more suitable.

As an ostomate, you are not bound to continue using a particular product, but we strongly recommend that you consult a stomal therapy nurse before trying something new. You can do this by making an appointment at a stoma clinic. [LINK: http://www.health.act.gov.au/community-health- centres/stomal-therapy] Association staff are not able to give clinical advice on products or their suitability.