HAPS August Newsletter

Welcome to our August newsletter.

National Sandwich Day

Did you know August 6th is national sandwich day. On this day in 1762 it was reported The Earl of Sandwich asked for a meal between two slices of bread and thus, the sandwich was born.

We took a poll of our favourite sandwiches in HAPS and here were the top choices: BLT, Cheese and Onion, Mexican Chicken, Ham and Mustard and Tuna Crunch Why don’t you have a guess when you next speak to our coordinators which one of these sandwiches is their favourite.

Online resources

Do you want to learn more about others living with Stomas? As well as support groups there are many other resources that can give you insights into living with a stoma.

There’s lots of online resources that share experiences of living with a stoma. One of our favourites here is uncover ostomy.org which has been sharing positive stoma stories since 2009. The link is below if you want to take a look.


Stoma support groups

Would you like to be in touch with other individuals who may have shared the same experiences as you? The following groups all welcome new members and contact details are below;

Colostomy UK; Support – Colostomy UK – Supporting and empowering you


Ileostomy association We are strong – Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association


Urostomy association. The Urostomy Association – Support & Information for patients and carers


Connect Prescription Services Website

We will be posting live information on the service phone-lines on the website. There’s information on how to order your prescriptions, frequently asked questions, and some useful contacts. The link to access this is below;


Ways to Order

In addition to telephoning in your order you can also email your prescription when it is due. Simply confirm your details (Name, DOB, address) and the items required. We will process the request and respond to your email with confirmation of receipt. Please forward your request to;



Please be aware, if you are planning a holiday to order your supplies within plenty of time.

Our busy periods on the phone lines tend to be Monday all day and the first and third Wednesday afternoon of each month. Tuesdays after a bank holiday are also very busy and wait times on the phone may be longer. We apologise for any delay during these times.

Our quietest times on the phones tend to be our extended hours between 17.00-20.00 Monday and Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 09.00-13.00

Bank holiday closed dates 2022

Monday 26th December 2022

Tuesday 27th December 2022

Monday 2nd January 2023