IA Northern Ireland

IA Northern Ireland provides support to people living with a stoma or internal pouch. We cover every area of Northern Ireland and all of our officers have experienced this surgery.

Meetings are held in Belfast and at other locations throughout the province.

Details of these will be posted on the Events page.

Volunteers for Research – would you like to help test an early warning device for stoma bag leaks?

If you are an adult aged between 18 and 70 years, you are invited to take part in this novel research project testing an early warning device for stoma bag leaks. Participation will require you to attend two appointments at Ulster University, Coleraine over a 3 day period. An initial study introduction session will be held to give you an overview of the device.

For more information, please click here or call Mary/Chris on 028 70123041 / 028 70123181 or email [email protected] / [email protected]

NI Survey

Many people in Northern Ireland have been asked to shield. The Patient and Client Council is facilitating engagement with those who have been advised to shield due to the risks of COVID-19 and those who are supporting them.

The purpose of this engagement is to understand the impact shielding has had on individuals, to inform the steps and processes that must be considered now and in the future and to ensure the voice of those impacted contributes to this.

This is the beginning of a constant conversation.

Please find below a link to a self completed survey. This should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The findings from this survey will outline key themes for the Department of Health to consider when adapting current restrictions for those shielding.


IA Promotional Face Masks

For information on how to obtain your free face mask, please visit IA face masks

Please note that face masks must only be requested via the online form and are available on a first come, first served basis, with one face mask available per paid up member and only while stocks last.