Visiting Services / Contact Info 

To arrange for a visit or to speak with a certified ostomate, please contact our PATIENT VISITING CHAIRMAN:

MARGARET HAIRSTON
jamesmargaret@earthlink.net

Visiting is an important function of our support group and is done both pre-operatively and post-operatively, with approval of the patient.

Visitors are ostomates themselves, matched to the patient according to sex, age and type of ostomy and are carefully screened and trained. There is no charge for this service and visitors are not qualified to give medical advice.

Talking with a person who has had an ostomy surgery and who demonstrates an ability to live a normal active life, frequently helps the patient to accept the surgery, and is very important in the rehabilitation process.


Postal Address:
Birmingham Ostomy Association
PO Box 36245
Birmingham, AL 35236